I don’t have kids, but the week felt like spring break even to me because so many were out of the office this week. I took Wednesday off and then learned late in the day that our office would close on Friday. That made for a super light week of work. The breather at work matched up nicely with my first week of training at the Austin Aquatics and Sports Academy. I managed nine workouts in five days, and I loved every minute of it. Here’s how it went:
- Monday: morning swim, evening track/circuit workout
- Tuesday: morning run, evening bike workout
- Wednesday: morning swim
- Thursday: morning run, evening bike workout
- Friday: morning swim, noon strength workout
All of these workouts except my Tuesday/Thursday runs were at AASA. I worked hard, met some new people, and had a great time. I can’t ask for much more than that.
Tomorrow morning, I plan to swim one more time, though it’s not on my schedule. I just love to swim. Then I’ll do my bike workout indoors on a trainer with others in the triathlon program. I’d love to ride outdoors, but the weather is looking bad, so it’s looking like a three-hour trainer ride. Then on Sunday, I’ll do a track workout and call it a week – a darn good week. I’m definitely healed from my calf/foot injury that affected my ability to race in February and earlier this month. The solid week of training has done wonders for my confidence and my mood.
I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to keep up this schedule next week when work returns to normal. It’ll take some diligence and effort, but I think I can do it. This is my life for the next few months. This is training for Coeur d’Alene.