Quick blog today. I've been dealing with some IT band issues ever since my big build two weeks ago. It's definitely getting better, but is definitely holding back my training a bit. A few random items of note:
• My mom turned 60 today. Yay Mom!
• My orchestra piece for the SB Symphony is complete. Phew.
• Only 147 Days Until IM France, but who's counting?
Other than that, I took a great ride up PCH with my great friend Eric. We made it all the way to Big Rock (about 40 miles North of Santa Monica) for a huge mileage PR - logging 83 miles in about 5 hours of riding. My big complaint about Eric (I can him Ewik) is he's way too serious:
And we managed to get dropped (no surprise there) by the BMC Pro Team! Eric and I both had the same idea of sprinting to try and keep up with them for a minute at what must be their recovery pace. We both redlined and descended back into reality very quickly. See how far away they are by the time I got the camera phone out?! (That's their van following.)
Then we saw this:
A great day with another ride (climb) tomorrow since I'm sidelined from any running for another day or so. But on the upside the swim is really coming along. I did a 50 meter sprint in sub :40 the other day. I'm told that's not too horrible. At least I have a trace of natural ability in one of the three disciplines! :)
Till next time!