I have been seriously busy with travel, Skinfit, and training. I am happy to report that EVERYTHING is coming together and the past couple of weeks have been perfect.
In terms of training, I am finally feeling healthy (Thanks to George the Rolfing GOD out in Chicago...amazing work!)and have been logging some big, consistent miles in all three sports. I really need consistency to find good form and this is exactly what I have achieved for nearly 3 weeks. It has allowed me to really enjoy my training and I am seeing some fitness return. I am still skipping Nationals and my sights are set on Worlds. I think if I can stay healthy and consistent for the next 8 weeks I can put together a solid race.
I got back from Chicago on Monday. It was an awesome trip! I had been meaning to get out there for months to visit Adam Zucco and Joe Lotus...both have become good friends and are helping me really grow Skinfit out there. Chicago is a huge market for us and these two guys are blowing it up. We exceeded our biggest sales month by 65% in August so I think it is safe to say we are on the right track! We had several appointments with teams and had product showings at various locations...all were successful.
When we weren't selling Skinfit it was full on training mode. We got in a TON of quality training and I even managed to log my longest ride ever at 126 miles. Yeah, yeah sounds like I am training for Ironman or something :) Well kind of since I will be doing St. George in May and Adam is ramping up for Kona. So, I tagged along for long rides, runs and a tough swim sets. Overall, I came away from the week stoked about Skinfit and where my training is headed. Plus, I traded Adam bikes and now am the proud owner of a Trek TTX, which is by far the best TT bike I have ever ridden. It is so solid and fast...it handles like a road bike. I love it!
I am slated to be home for the next few weeks and, honestly, I couldn't be happier about it. I have done a lot of travel this summer and I need a break. I plan to stay local to log some massive training hours and push Skinfit at some S.D. events. Plus, I am excited to be home with Jess and the mut so we can get out and enjoy the last part of summer together. I am planning to race S.D. Classic and Mission Bay Tri for fun and to get tuned up for worlds. I am looking forward to some local events and some head-to-head racing.
Got a wedding and some training on tap this weekend so there will no doubt be good times in my future. Then next week it is more of the same...consistent training and Skinfit. Stay tuned as this adventure continues!