So I've started 2011 well, working hard professionally and physically. Last week I had my first week of structured training since last June (pre-Ironman.)
It was my first trip back to the pool and surprisingly felt pretty good! Anyway...
1) I did a 20k time trial on my new bike last weekend out in Piru. I did a 34 or so minute ride --- and I was hoping for 30! Oh well. It was windy...but I still got first in my age group! (Out of......three.....) I look forward to improving on this soon.
2) Last Sunday I ran the LA 13.1 for fun. It was actually a blast having zero pressure. I basically just chilled out and ran with my friend Jess. She wasn't feeling so hot, so during one of our breaks I decided to jump in and volunteer at an aid station. I yelled "water, water, water" as fast as I could. It was pretty goofy and included skipping (as in the gait, or style of moving, not bypassing) the finish. I want to carry a penny whistle next time so I can play a jig at the same time. Scary thing is that I'm serious!
Anyway, I've got tunnel vision to Wildflower Long Course (70.3) on May 1. Why do I always pick the hard races? There are many easier courses for my first 70.3. Oh well!