Nothing exciting going on around here…nope, no siree. Just lots and lots of training. It’s scary and exhilarating all at once to be starting to build up the volume again. And especially in the same time frame as things got exciting last year.
Friday I had my longest run since it was considered a short run during my Ironman taper. In case you’re new around here, I love love LOVE long run days! There is something about them that makes me extra happy. 10 miles came and went pretty smoothly and I was straight to the ice bath with my chocolate milk from there.
On Saturday, the beardies and I dashed up to an agility trial in Petaluma, where Max made his full return to the ring after taking some time off for his injury. He was spunky and happy and perfect! Literally, perfect, as he nailed another double-Q with two clean runs!
I swam at Lake Del Valle for the first time since my very first open water swim. This time, with a watch and my Garmin 310XT, I learned that there IS in fact a good current in the lake (last time I just figured I was a bad swimmer) – it took me 25 minutes to swim up the lake and only 20 minutes to come back down.
Photo stolen from the interwebs – I was too busy swimming!
And today, it was long ride time, with the longest training ride I’ve done since last year (other than the sufferfest we called a bike ride at camp in May). Since I was focused on doing some hard intervals today, I let Jeff use the camera to document events (for a long time on this ride, I was riding alone as others had some mechanical issues).
I had a run before and another run after my ride, so it’s a good thing my 2nd run ended at the brewpub where I was meeting Jeff and Nigel. 1 water, 1 root beer, 1/2 a pizza, and some ahi poke later, I was able to move again and go home.
It’s good to have a big week in the books! Time to rest up before the next one begins tomorrow. I hope everyone else had a great weekend!