Training wise things are picking up again. Nothing crazy but things are building up for me and I am happy with that. This season had been a rough one for me. I was sick, had a staph infection removed from my arm, crashed my bike, separated my shoulder and 3 weeks ago I slipped a disk in my back. Needless to say I have missed a lot of the training that I had hoped to do. I had a sit down with Pain and we talked about how I really didn't want to do CDA anymore because I'm not going into the race like I wanted to. She convinced me to finish it off and pick up the pieces after the race. We both agreed that me racing this race is not going to happen. I'll be out there just chuggin' away but not like I had hoped. I am disappointed but I am already making plans for CDA in 2010 and plan to come back stronger.
Here's what I have been doing. Sunday, May 3rd - I announced Skeese Greets in the morning and ran 9 miles in the afternoon. It has been very humid and hot here in Austin for about 2 weeks. The heat is ok but the humidity sucks ass. The 9 miles were the slowest 9 miles I have ever run. Monday, May 4 th - Played hookie from work because I was a bit hungover from Seba and Molly's party. No training but I did get my X washed and I changed the oil. Tuesday, May 5 th - Spin in the PM. Holy shit is it hot in the PTC right now. Good lord. Wednesday, May 6 th - Swam 2400 meters in the springs Thursday, May 7 th - Did an easy spin at the PTC before work because after work I met up with Lapuente and we ran our long run because we both had to work this weekend. We ran 20 miles in about 3 hours. It was about 95 degrees when we started with about 90% humidity. We went through a ton of water. When we finished we were both cramping in our legs like crazy and I was bleeding like crazy on the back of both of my heels since I wore very short socks for the run. Note to self..... don't do that ever again. Friday, May 8 th - Did absolutely nothing. Saturday, May 9 th - Biked 86 miles and averaged about 17.7 mph. I ran out of water with about an hour to go before I finished and I suffered for that. Ride went well. My shoulders and neck were ok and my back didn't bother me. I just don't have the legs right now for the long stuff. Sunday, May 10 th - I announced the Rookie Tri and had a blast. Monday, May 11 th - No training on this day, though I should have at least hit the pool. Tuesday, May 12 th - I ran 5 miles this morning before work. I had a massage during lunch from the PW. After work I hit the RunFar Time Trials. It's an 8 mile bike tt in south Austin. It's free and I wanted to ride outside today. I'm not sure how I did since my bike computer wasn't working and I forgot to start my watch. We'll find out tomorrow. I think I did it in 21 minutes. I an definitely not in tt shape. My heart rate was about 180 on average. I'm usually around 165.