Work has been kind of nuts. I'm in the middle of three different projects right now, which is fun and exciting. But it is also keeping me very busy. That's a good thing.
Workouts have been pretty regular this week. The swim team has a meet in Greensboro this weekend, so the swim practices have been light, which is also good. We'll see how tonight's practice goes. I hit the hill workout on the bike monday, which is the first type of progressive or strength style bike workout I've done in a long time. Everything else has been flat recovery miles to just spin the legs out. It feels good to finally feel like I'm making some progress on the bike.
Conversely, today is the first day I can run again, and there's still a little niggle in my left foot. 10 days since my last run and I don't want to push it. I'm taking tomorrow as a vacation day and will have the morning free, so I'm thinking about doing a brick workout at White Oak. I'm really getting anxious about putting Roberta on the road, as the weather is finally looking ok enough to ride. So maybe a few hours in the saddle on the roads and I can follow that by running a few miles on the American Tobacco Trail. Surely the soft trail surface will be easier on the foot than anything else. Surely only running 2 or 3 miles will be a nice easy test.
The offseason weight is starting to come off slowly, just like I hoped. Next week I'll try getting in some 2-a-day workouts and maybe it will ramp the metabolism properly. The biggest difference I think has been hitting the weights again regularly. I'm still doing the yoga 6 days a week and I'm getting into more of the challenging poses of the Ashtanga Primary Series. Mon, Wed, & Fri I"m also doing a strength training circuit at the gym. That's been going long enough now to where I'm actually seeing some progress, lifting heavier weights than I was when I started doing that circuit. So far I'm down about 4 lbs in about 2 weeks. I like it.
My first triathlon of the season is a 50 miler on May 19th. It looks like it's going to be a small field so I like my chances for a decent placement. I think I'm starting to make some gains on my swim and bike volume and speed and I'm ready to hit the race. It's less than a month away, and yet it still feels odd to wait this late in the spring to get the first triathlon out of the way.
Speaking of races, Bigun had her final mile with the Marathon Maniacs kids marathon yesterday. She really enjoyed the race and loves her medal. Of course we got some good pics.
|And of course the Evil Genius had to get her playground on...|
|My girl has pretty good form!|
|Loves the new bling! I'm so proud of her.|