Things are going pretty well as far as training goes. My final semester of scholl has started and it looks like it will be a busy one. Things at work are crazy right now. On Friday, I walked into the parking deck and could not remember which level I parked on. I am lucky to have my triathlon training to clear my mind. It continues to amaze me how easy it is to clear my mind and forget about all the craziness when I am swimming/biking/running. I would probably go crazy if I couldnt train right now.
With lots of stretching/foam rolling/Trigger point my knee is feeling good. I skipped my run this weekend and took an extra day off.
Saturday I rode my bike for 45 minutes. I realized, based on some of the Ironman reading I have been doing that I should probably go ahead and put the angled stem back on instead of the more aggressive straight one. For the Ironman, comfort is going to be more important then a more aggressive position. I think this position may have also caused some of my shoulder pain. I know I need to get in for a followup fitting, but I just dont have the time right now. I am not getting any knee or back pain, just not completely comfortable in my current position
Sunday, I was off. Since my knees felt good, I decided to try running on Monday. I really did not want to get on the dreadmill, so I decided to put on some warm clothes and run in my hood. This was my first run outdoors since I rolled my ankle in October. It went really well. I still took some walk breaks, but they were less structured. I walked some hills, and other I would run and then walk afterwards. It was slow, but my legs felt good and it felt good to get outside and run. Of course, my next run may need to be indoors due to the dropping temps here in Atlanta.
Yesterday (Tues) I swam a total of 2550 Meters. This was my first workout using the Swim Workouts in a Binder, and it felt pretty good. I am going to start using their shorter "B" workouts for now as I build up my endurance.
Today I got on the bike for 45 minutes. My legs felt strong. My average mph is definitely getting higher. I need to start extending those and get back outdoors since the Time Trial is in February. This weekend I will work on adjusting my position. Once I get my position right, I need to do my TT/LT Test outdoors.
Well, I really should be getting off to bed, I have another hectic day tomorrow.