Sunday, January 18, 2009
It feels so good...
Ahhhh, it feels so good to be training again and this weather has only made it more enjoyable. I started back on friday with some light training...super mellow stuff but it felt amazing to be out enjoying some fresh air again.
--Mellow spin along the coast
On saturday morning I knocked out a masters session. I cut it short b/c I wanted to ease into it. The workout was pretty tough and I am a little timid to push it too hard. I am feeling 100% but this weekend is just a chance for me to get back into it. After my masters session I went out on the mountain bike for 2 hrs. It was a beautiful day and I felt good. I managed to get in quite a bit of climbing and the trail conditions were perfect.
--View from the top
--I am calling this climb the crippler...a wheelchair sits on the side of the trail at the start and this climb kicks my butt at the end of every ride. I am sure James will agree!
After my ride I set out for a mellow transition run. Suprisingly, I felt good on the run too. Just goes to show that some downtime keeps you fresh mentally and physically. I had some decent base fitness going into my "sick time," which is one reason I wasn't too concerned to be taking time off and my fitness is certainly still there.
This morning I went back to masters and it was a really long workout...nearly 5k! It was already hot outside when we were swimming so it was nice to get some yards in (hot at 8 am, crazy!). I can tell I haven't been in the water for the last week. My form feels a bit off and I don't quite have the punch I had but it is only a matter of a couple more swims and I will be back to where I was. My times are still decent but I just don't feel quite as fluid as I did. I decided to get some rest before I head out for my long run along the bay. So, here I am, letting some food digest and then I am heading out to battle the crowds on the bay. Seriosuly, there are a lot of people here right now...a small glimpse into what it will be like during the summer, CHAOS!
On another note, Jess and I took the cruisers out yesterday and got a beer at PB Ale House...a fun place and some good deals. It was a little hectic along the boardwalk but we had fun just riding along.
--B & L hooked it up with some bike repair this weekend too...thanks guys!
This afternoon we are meeting up with James and Beth for some playoff action...good times!