Well, just about every triathlete I know is excited for the three-day weekend! Not just the extra-day off from work, but the extra free day of training! Kinda twisted thinking, eh?
I've been restricted from running this past week -- until next Wednesday. My ITB is really aggravated because my glute is so darned tight. I've been receiving massage and ART treatment and things seem to be a little better. At least now I can walk up and down stairs with little to no pain.
Needless to say my 2 hour run was a no-go this weekend. Instead I did a bike/swim/bike. MC (My Coach) and TB (Training Buddy) road with me out to a lake almost 24 miles away and we swam for 30 minutes, then came home. The wind was blowing and it was a pretty rough ride home, but I survived it. TB did too, in spite of his injuries.
It was the first time I've ridden *with* MC. He's just stupid fast, but I thought it was nice of him just to take a day to ride with a couple of his athletes he doesn't ordinarily get to ride with. I think I was more self-conscious about it. I just felt bad he might be wasting a perfectly good training day for himself, settling for 16/17 mph when he could be going 23/24 mph on his own and even faster with a group!
My nutrition was horrible on this ride for some reason. I mean, I planned accordingly, but I think I was so preoccupied with keeping up that I neglected to drink and hear my reminder alarm on my watch! Have to be better than that. I was 7 lbs. down after my ride! That's not good.
I was paying for it today -- I've been feeling a little off. Went to volunteer for a race today and came home and took a 2 hour nap! I've just felt lethargic all day.
Tomorrow is a holiday, so there's no Masters swim. I have to swim on my own and do a 1 hour easy bike ("no data!" just ride).
In other news, Darren found a deal on a set of Zipp 404 Z4's. We had to drive about an hour and 15 minutes to get them on the other side of Houston, but it was a pretty good deal. They need a little TLC, but appear to be true and will serve us well. Nothing a little clean-up and some new decals won't make look better. I'm excited -- it was completely unexpected too! I did promise Darren I wouldn't pink them out, so that he could still use them (an not lose his "man card"). LOL
I also got a deal on a new aero/TT helmet. I decided to take the plunge on one, before we got the race wheels. I'm looking forward to my new Rudy Project Wingspan Helmet. I've talked to a number of folks and they love them. We'll see how it goes.