Well, this week starts my "official" triathlon season training, with my first race being the Memorial Hermann Kemah Triathlon. It is an Olympic distance race. That's my focus this year... nothing long.
Each discipline of this particular race has it's own unique challenges. For the swim they take you out on a boat and drop you a mile out in the bay, where you jump off the boat and swim to shore. Doesn't sound like a big deal, but it freaks me out a little. Did this swim as a relay last year, which is why I decided to do the whole race this year. The bike -- there's always the wind on the Gulf coast and for the Run, it's up and over the Kemah bridge for a 10k.
I lifted last Friday, WOD'd at CFBA on Saturday, did a 3 hour "Mad Spin" on Sunday, and made it to Masters this morning. I'm off to a running start.
I'm starting out with a little nagging pain. Seems my gastroc muscle in my calf has a lot to say to me lately. Grrrr
As I've said before, I'm looking forward to this shorter season. It will give me time to
get healthy and more time for m family, who have been so awesome about
letting my follow my 70.3 goals the last two years. Darren is training for his first half marathon and Cassie starts training for her triathlons. We'll be a busy family through the Spring/Summer.
My awesome Chiro posted these quotes on her FB page -- they're from program called Whole9 -- a Paelo nutrition program: