Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Training is hard!
My swim seems to be coming along and I am getting back some of the feel for the water. My fitness will continue to develop and I have no doubt I will be swimming faster then ever before. i am already hitting times that I thought would come a month down the road.
All the rain has made the trails a bit of a mess so I haven't been on the mtn bike for a while. Today Renata and I hit the trails for a few hrs. It was a bit muddy but not too bad. Mtn biking is so challenging but I love it. I can really feel my lack of bike fitness on the mtn bike though. You can't really fake hard, technical climbs! The fitness and the handling skills will all come back with some hard work. I am really loving my training right now. Jim is challenging me and it has been great having him there to push me and evaluate my form and fitness. I am certain that all of the "new" workouts I am doing will get me to the next level.
I will be in Arizona all next week to train with my buddy Tom. The plan is to put in a very focused training camp where there is good weather, perfect trail networks, and great people to train with. Then I am back for a week and then up to San Luis Obispo for another 10 day training camp. Time to buckle down, the training is ramping up! I LOVE IT!
Alright, that is it from here. Have a good one!
Oh, and if you want to make it to the SLO training camp let me know and I will get you the details. It will be a great chance to train hard, get video analysis (swim and run) and get some great one-on-one coaching.