Time is ticking by and a few of my friends are getting a jump on the season racing Pucon 70.3 this weekend. I am glad Paulo suggested that this race was too soon for me. I really needed a good break after a heavy racing load last year. My body was tired and I hopefully gave it enough rest so it can be stronger this year than ever before.
I have just started to pick up my training and add some harder work in there and I am liking the way my body is feeling. Swim workouts, after a few months of easier swimming with lots of strength training, are now building up and I like the power I have built up. Today's zone 4 run went well and once again my body felt very strong despite my legs being fatigued and sore from the previous 2 days work. It was cold outside and I chose to do my run on the treadmill where I could really keep an eye on my pace. I set the grade at 1.5 and held a 6.07 to 6.00 minute mile for the interval feeling pretty good. I did realize that this was not quite the pace I was doing on the Miami South Beach strip even though it felt like I was working hard. It definitely was not hard enough. I have to make every workout count. I am planning a training trip to Sarasota and Claremont in Feb for a 2 weeks so I can really get some good quality training in and some warm longer rides. My family will come and join me for part of it. I shall try do another training trip again in March too and then off to South Africa March 31st.
This time shall go very quickly. So for now FOCUS and HARDWORK!