Friday, February 19, 2010

40 min run, 1:10 swim

It's really all coming together. My foot is finally good enough to run on on a regular basis, and my bike fitness is terriffic. Heading into the Spain training camp I really couldn't have asked for much more.

I ran this morning for 40 minutes very strong. I kind of did away with the Heart Rate monitor and ran by feel. My GPS had me hitting a 5:25 mile, so I'm thinking I'm feeling pretty good. Of course I didn't complete the mile in 5:25 (it was actually 7:02), it still felt great to get my legs up to speed without feeling pain in my foot. I'll continue to work on my self massage (i.e. foam rolling, TP therapy stuff, and the stick) tonight as well as stretching. This has become a regular routine of mine and I think it's really paying off. I never knew the value in it until I got injured...go figure.

In the afternoon I hit a swim with my swim coach. We did A LOT of work on my fly and it's coming along nicely. I've been powerful at that stroke for a while, but now it's becoming efficient. Also, I love how learning different strokes and practicing them has made me a much more powerful and effective freestyle swimmer. There's definately something to that "feel" of the water that I've seemed to find.

Tonight is all about packing for Spain. I've got to pack up my bike, get my laundry done, and take care of the last bits and pieces. I'm looking to travel very light, brining only the things I absolutely NEED! Shouldn't be too hard as I don't own much other than my bikes and running shoes:).

I'm going to try to pick up a camera tomorrow sometime before I leave so I can update the blog with pics of Spain...Stay tuned!!!


  1. don't forget food, i burnt thru all my bars and gatorade last year... stole john and seans ;)

  2. Haha, yeah, I'm bringing a ton of Snickers, Hammer, and Boost stuff. Is there a chance to smuggle some food out of the kitchen?