My training isn't even worthy of a post but since there are people in cold climates sitting on couches somewhere needing something to read, I feel compelled.
I sort of have felt like Shoes does in this picture (replace Sada's headlock with Matt Dixon's training schedule). I'm feeling a bit more motivated (really a fun issue to have only days before a half) and am sleeping slightly better.
On Saturday I exchanged a climb up Mt. Tam for an 8am, 90 min class over at the Mill Valley Endurance Performance Training Center. I should have gone for the climb - as it was a bruiser of a class. In 90 mins my HR was in Z5 for over 80% of it - feeling like a really long Olympic distance TT. I made the mistake of thinking I could hold 28mph as my base speed and started my power at 250w. It was good to take this on mentally as I went through a bad patch mid-way through the class and knew enough to keep on going. I felt great towards the end and left off the bike for a quick 15 min Z5 run or just around 5k. Ian also did the class with me and did incredibly well for someone who has a torn hammy and had his ACL replaced only 8 weeks ago.
Sunday was to be a nice tempo run but after taking the kids hiking and having lunch in Larkspur (I think it was the Left Bank Cafe) - I threatened my wife with getting her a respectable Sauvignon Blanc. I had to follow through and reluctantly tested one or two (1 oz max tastes!) to ensure they were in fact, respectable. I settled Greta into her lounge chair (which means she won't ask me to do stuff around the house) in the sun with a Kim Crawford Sauv Blanc, an Eric Claptop biography, and washed my bikes, organized ALL of my race stuff and ate a Ben Collins helping of fruit (which is equal to about $37 only sale of course). It made me remember the days when Tremonte would take pictures of the produce he'd buy every week.
It's fruit season I guess as everything at Safeway was 10lbs for $10. Ben, you'd be in heaven. I also got a new flat screen TV and a DVD player with R/W capability so I could rip the 20 hours I've got recorded of triathlon and the TOC.
I'm off to read my mail where I can guarantee to find a motivational e-mail from Mr. Collins or Mr. Fleischmann...