Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Busy so no blogging...
Life has been insane the past month and obviously the blogging has slowed. I have traveled the state of CA several times over this summer and trying to juggle Skinfit, training/racing, and a social life is no easy task. It has been nice to be in S.D. for the past week. I head to Chicago Monday but the two week stint at the beach has certainly been nice. I have fallen back into a routine and I have logged some consistent training.
I wasn't entirely sure I would go to Xterra Nationals but I think I will give it a go. It is fast approaching (5 weeks) and while my focus will remain worlds I think I can be in decent shape for the race in Utah. I have been able to run consistently which is a huge change from earlier in the year. Sure will be nice (assuming no injuries) to go into a race with some actual run fitness. I have been doing a lot of long rides with low cadence strength work. These types of sessions work really well for me and I already feel stronger overall. I am also going to Rehab United twice a week and getting absolutely beat down by the crew there. These workouts are so important for me and really help to keep me healthy and strong. It will be tough to juggle them when the intensity goes up but they are so important for me that they need to stay a part of my routine. I am lacking some major fitness in the water which sucks but after Richmond I really didn't swim for a month so it isn't a big shocker that I am slow. I am trying to work on my weakness by swimming longer sets so we will see how this shapes up over the next 5 weeks.
I did put on some weight during my month of uncertainty and good times so it has been a bit of a struggle to get it off. It is starting to shed so just need to keep logging the training and hopefully I will be down to race weight by Nationals. Pretty certain it will happen but it is always a bad situation when you are trying to lose weight and train a lot. This was proven yesterday when I had an absolute meltdown on my ride and run. So, I will have to be a little more careful moving forward so I can maximize my training but still drop the lbs in a reasonable manner.
On another note, Skinfit is cranking! Things have been going really well and this month will be our biggest sales month ever! It is so nice to see the hardwork paying off, especially since I am gone all the time and barely see my wife. She has been so supportive but it is tough to be away so much.
So, life is good and we just keep rolling along. Should be a hectic couple of months as I ramp up training, Skinfit continues to blow up, we go to weddings, parties, etc. I would have it no other way though because everyday shapes up to be a good one.
Back to work I go. Have a good one and thanks for reading.