Jan 14

Work and Workouts

Work has kept me very busy this week.  I spent a couple days doing interviews, and I am so very glad that I don’t have to do them on a regular basis.  On top of that, I have a big project with a looming deadline that keeps getting interrupted by more pressing issues.  It is like one step forward, two steps back.  I guess I can be glad that this week has been an easy week in my training schedule.

Monday was technically a rest day, but I swam anyways.  I still had sore arms and abs from the circuit workout I did over the weekend, and this workout was more or less a way for me to stretch out the muscles.  I did a continuous 2500 yards pulling on and off each 250 yards.  I felt a lot better after the workout than I did before.

Tuesday, I took completely off.  It was very nice.  I wanted to jump on the trainer, but I was exhausted and decided to take it easy.

Wednesday, I did a swim and a run, but took both very easy.

Which brings us to today.  I woke up early and got a bit of work done right off the bat.  After that, I took some time to ride the trainer.  I did 2 hours while watching Chuck on the DVR.  I worked on riding in the aero position by alternating from the hoods to the aero bars every 5 minutes.  I followed up the ride with a 4 mile run this afternoon.  The run was pretty mundane, but the best part was that I got to wear shorts!  The temperature has been in the upper 30s this week, so I decided to take advantage of the veritable heat wave.

As for the rest of the week, I have a 6 mile run scheduled for tomorrow.  I may squeeze in a bike ride, but that is still up in the air.

This weekend, I am hoping to spend some time firming up a training schedule for my summer race schedule.  The start date of triathlon training is rapidly approaching, and I need to get some things down on paper.

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