Training has been great since getting back from my 3 week "road trip." Being back in S.D. feels good and I am going to enjoy the next week b/c then I am off again...up to Wildflower and doing my first Xterra race in about 10 months (Del Valle).
It took me two full days to recover from Sea Otter. Well, I am actually still recovering but there is work to be done and I am up for it. So, Monday and Tuesday were lighter days with some swimming and running. I had a big day yesterday...did the swami's Wednesday group ride (just under 4 hrs and plenty of intensity) plus a run with James and crew in the evening. It was a tempo run on a hilly course and it was good. Today, I swam noon masters...main set was 4x400, which is always painful and never at all enjoyable. However, it is a necessary evil and certainly my weakness so I just "turned my mind off" and did the workout. The rest of the day I took care of other things so that I can log some quality training over the next few days.
Today I cruised over to Xterra wetsuits to pick up my gear...so stoked! I got a lot of great stuff including the 2009 Vendetta (so comfy and fast!) and the Velocity 0.02 (for non-wetsuit swims). I will give the vendetta it first splash tomorrow afternoon...can't wait!
This weekend will include a super hard day on Saturday with some race simulation mountain biking and running and then Sunday we will have a Skinfit booth at the L.A. Triathlon Series (Bonelli Park). I will do my long run after the race on Sunday and maybe hop in for an open water swim while I am there.
The day ended with some vino, pizza and a big salad. Jess, sorry, there was only good wine left =)
That is all I ave to report from down south. Hope all is well out there...have a good friday and weekend!