Monday, January 18, 2010
Things have been good the past week. I increased my training load in all three sports and actually participated in a race of all things. Been a while since I have raced and since Skinfit is a new sponsor of the Tri Club of San Diego and I have been feeling healthy I figured I would go play around at the first club duathlon of the year. It was a 2 mile trail run, 12 mile bike, 2 mile trail run. I think I had a smile on my face the whole time b/c I was just so happy to be out there pushing myself again. I cruised the first mile to see how my knee felt and it felt good so I pretty much built my effort over the rest of the race and went hard (as hard as my body would let me go at least). I personally feel I didn't do half bad (based on my GPS data) considering I took 8 months of due to injury and I have only been back training consistently for 3 weeks. Of course, there are always people out there saying "Oh wow you got beat by a bunch of people" or " you didn't win?" Seriously?? I don't care who you are but if you take 8 months off and you are at the ground floor in terms of fitness you are going to struggle. It always amazes me how people react and what they say. I could personally care less who beats up on me right now b/c I think I have to keep things in perspective and down the road, when I am actually fit and we are at an important race, the story will be quite different, I promise you. The conclusions people draw just baffle me and I am sure this will never change.
Anyway, enough ranting. I am happy to see my progress thus far. I am feeling much better in all 3 sports, dropping weight, and able to tolerate more training per day. For me, it is about gradual progression and getting stronger so that I can tackle hard workouts in a couple months. So, every day is a new day and I treat it accordingly.
With all the rain this week I will be focusing more on my swimming, running and strength sessions. It should be a good week. That's it from here. Have fun out there!