Week 6 of the tri plan. A slow resumption to working out after (a) a pretty harsh flu and (b) my partner Robert was in-town most of the week so work took priority. Still, it felt good to be back at it.
I came back slowly, but got a short run, a short swim and a bike ride in this week. It made me feel good to be outside. Spring has finally started to come to NYC, and I do believe Spring on the right coast is much better than on the left coast; we just appreciate it more here because of Winter.
During the run and bike ride my calf held up well. I also resume some upper-leg lifting (quads and glutes) and was reminded the day after that you shouldn’t take 6-weeks away from lifting.
Blue lines == actuals; Gray areas == my target range for that week.
Note: Where are all the graphs? I’ve run into an Excel 2007 ‘bug’ or feature where you can’t have multiple pivot tables of the same Excel ‘table’. I’m officially punting on fixing this for a while.
Good slow start, but the tri is now breathing down my neck. I’m going to go or it anyway, hoping the combination of adrenaline, wetsuit and perseverance gets me to the bike-start. I also need to be patient with the run and the bike for now, but I feel ready to start some light running again.
I’d like to get at least one long and one short bike ride in, as well as one longish run. But I’m going to try to give special focus to swimming.
I’m planning to try (again) for the NYC Marathon in November. If you’re interested in running either with me, let me know. Also, if anyone is interested in doing the Philly Triathlon (June) with me, or the Marin Century (August) with me, you’re welcome to join the team!
I’m way behind in other blog-updates. Why? Well, as you can see from my training numbers, work is eating into a lot of other areas in my life. For those who worry about that, don’t worry yet. I’m having so much fun doing what I’m doing right now, but had to cut back on something. If I stop updating my training log, I give you permission to hit me over the head with a big stick and remind me that balance is important. Of course, my wife gets ultimate “hitting me over the head” authority, and even as we speak is glaring over me with a big stick telling me to stop typing…
Thanks for reading.