Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Back at it

Well, after a week of absolutely zero exercise (but all of the food and all the beer) following B2B, I was feeling pretty good and ready to get back to training.  Though I do miss spending most of my Saturdays on the bike or starting Sundays with a 2+ hour run with my friends, I've enjoyed the short but high intensity intervals (things like 50s and 100s in the pool, 4x5 minutes at 220 watts on the bike, and 15x30 second sprints in the middle of an easy run) that have made up much of this month's return to activity. Of course, regardless of whether I like it or not, it's what I would be doing anyway since I have zero doubt that my coach knows exactly what he's doing.

Swim: 5.5 miles
Bike: 153 miles* 
Run: 70 miles 

Total time: 26:29:47
Total miles: 237
Total calories: 14,718

November highlights:

Shortly after B2B I got the very exciting news that I was chosen for the 2016 TMS-IOS Elite Triathlon Team!  Even though I still don't feel like I fit in with "elites," I'm really excited to train and race with this group of exceptional local athletes!

The weekend before Thanksgiving we went up to NYC to watch Duke play in the 2K Classic Tournament at Madison Square Garden.  While I was there I managed to get in lovely runs on the Hudson River Greenway and through Central Park.   

Hudson River Greenway
Central Park
This Thanksgiving we flew down to Florida to visit my dad and Mary at their winter condo. All of us ran the Punta Gorda Turkey Trot 5K and despite the humidity and some pretty awful knee pain I managed to run a PR (20:42) and win my age group.  It wasn't quite enough to make up for the massive amounts of calories consumed over the weekend, but at least we had fun doing it :)

The return of the turkey hat