I haven't posted in awhile, and that's because life has been one crazy thing after another. I have not had an extra second to spare. I have been working like crazy. Going in early, staying late, and working through lunch and on weekends. It seems like every time I turn around there's something new coming at me. I've had a hail storm of Murphy's Law dumped right over my head this whole month in addition to the crazy schedule.
Somehow in the midst of all the madness I've been able to "mostly" maintain my half ironman training. I came very, very close to making the decision to quit training about a week ago. But I decided to somehow try to keep going and re access in a few weeks and see if I was still on track. I'm not on track, but I don't feel too far behind. I am managing to get my long workouts in - and I think those are the most important. I haven't been able to get in all of my shorter weekly workouts but I'm doing the best I can. At this point in my training I'm supposed to get in 3 workouts of each activity and I've been averaging at least 2. This week I should be able to get in 3 bikes and 3 runs, but only 1 swim. I haven't been able to get in more than 2 swims a week for the last several weeks and that is the thing I'm most concerned about right now. My shoulder is still weak and I haven't been pushing myself very hard, but I'm still working toward the goal. I am afraid that I won't be prepared for the swim - espeically for my Olympic distance race in 3 weeks.
I am pretty happy about where I am right now on the bike and the run. My running times are certainly improving, and I can comfortably run a half marathon. Last weekend I did a 50 mile ride and while it was tough, I made it through. This weekend I will do 50 miles again and as a matter of fact - after tomorrow I will have ridden 150 miles in 6 days!! That's more than I've ever done. My speed on the bike is slow, and I'm still really slow on hills, but at least I'm getting in the mileage. I really need to start focusing on the swim alot more. It's just the more difficult workout to find the time for since I have no choice but to go to the gym and the gym hours haven't always worked so well with my schedule.
I should hopefully only have about 2 more crazy weeks at work til things settle down to a more manageable level. I just need to make it through mid May. Somehow just make it through Mid May.
Next weekend is the Flying Pig half marathon and the BEST part about it is that I will get to hang out and run with my good friend Coy of First in Philly! I can't wait. It will be a much needed break from the craziness too.
Sorry I've been missing out on reading every one's blogs. Hopefully I can get caught back up soon.