Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Easing Back In

Slowly but surely I am easing back into things. Nothing too strenuous though since I'm still in recovery mode from the marathon.

Sunday was an amazing day here in Calgary. It was about 14 deg C (60 deg F) out, the sky was blue and the sun was shining. It was impossible to not want to get out for a run. I dressed up in capris, a short sleeve tech shirt and a long sleeve tech top. I was almost overdressed. I took the run pretty easy. There is still some ice and snow out so there were points where it was slippery and fairly slow going, but it felt so good to be out.

This morning it was back to my triathlon swim clinic. Since I missed most of December and the first two weeks in January I think folks almost thought I was going to bail on the clinic. I almost did bail this morning though! I had a rough sleep and opted to reset my alarm for an extra hour when it went off at 4:30 this morning. As I lay in bed I realized I was actually pretty awake so I hopped out of bed and got my behind to the pool. And I was even the first one in the water! I grabbed the far lane and got to work. There were some new people in the clinic and a lady I didn't recognize got in the lane with me. She was most likely pretty new... A few times I'd be swimming up to the wall and she'd be resting there. Just as I arrived to the wall she'd take off, except I was faster than her and kept having to pass her all the time, hoping I wouldn't get hit by one of her flippers. Then a few times I was swimming behind her as we got into the shallow section. She'd hit the shallow part and just stand up and a couple of times I just about head butted her in the back of her knees! Argh, it was frustrating... On the positive side I got to debut my new sushi suit and I got some good compliments on it!

Tonight was spin class at Bow Cycle. The more I ride the more I realize that I am desperately in need of a new seat and most likely another bike fit. I also need to tack some aerobars on as well so I'll probably try to get that all done in one go. Sometime...

I'm sorry that I'm so behind on my comments on your blogs! I still have over 400 posts on Google Reader left to read, plus Blogger has been blocked at work so I can't read and comment over lunch anymore... :( Sincere thanks to all of you that have commented to congratulate me on my race though. I appreciate all of your support!!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

Wow! 14 degrees sounds like a really nice change from the Alberta clipper you sent us! LOL i need to get my butt in a pool too, i've actually missed swimming! Great job getting back into your workouts! :)

Brooke said...

BTW- forgot to say congrats on your huge PR in Disney! I can't help but wonder how you would've done had the race been in a climate more similar to what you've been training in...must be a shock to the system to hit all that heat and humidity...haven't all of your marathons been in really warm temps? You should try a cool weather one!

Marlene said...

Oh man, I am so jealous of that weather! Amazing how much it can change one week to the next.

Great job getting up and hitting the pool!

RunToFinish said...

4:30...man i feel like a slacker, but then that's why you do ironmans and i just stick to running

Frayed Laces said...

good job getting back to swim clinic!

Marathon Maritza said...

You call this 'easing' it back in? Swim and spin and running? You are making the rest of us look bad! Great job kicking butt and yay for you for making it to your swim clinic!

That sushi bathing suit is adorable!

Rainmaker said...

I'm still catching up, your RR is on the table still...

The sushi suit is pretty awesome, but I don't think you can get away with saying you showed it off...without actually postin' pics.