I’m doing some different stuff this season to work on my weaknesses (swimming, biking and running fast). The first 3 weeks of the season are just to get my legs and arms moving again which will be followed by 3 weeks of 50-70% swimming, 3 weeks of 50-70% of running and then 3 weeks of riding 50-70% of the time. Then I’ll get into a regular routine with continued focus on the swim and run – my bike is the least of my worries and I should easily be able to do <2:30 56 mile efforts.
I also started yoga but I fell over a few times – so I need to obviously work on a lot as far as sitting on the floor goes. I’m certainly not starting my day with a lot of peace and tranquility as I whack my head into the door or struggle to sit all pretzeled up. I have a new found respect for people who can put their heads up their keister without falling over all the while indicating a state of calmness without grimacing in pain. I know in Seattle this comes easy to most especially those in local government.
“The traffic is terrible” – it’s ok, we’ll do a study over the next 36 months… ‘the study found there IS a lot of traffic and we’re launching a study to determine solutions…..
STUDY: Solutions include: people should carpool and use mass transit and we should build bigger bridges but we’ll need a study to determine just how big.
Sorry about that….
Today I got out for a longer run –10.5 miles and ran a very steady pace of 8:11 for the entire run. Nearly every mile was within a few seconds of that pace – so it was good to be consistent like that so early in the season. Not bad since I also had a Guiness, Corona and 2 glasses of a decent Syrah Saturday night.
Tonight I’m headed up to Seattle for my first week back at Microsoft where I will catch up with Chris Tremonte and hopefully Mr. Ben Collins and my old coach Michael Covey. I’ll even get in the pool for a master’s swim workout at 6am on Tuesday where I’ll be thrown in the ‘they could be swimming or having seizsures – it’s too tough to tell lane’. I also hope to get out for some runs in one of the best parks for running: Bridal Trails with my friend Jilani.
Last night coming home from dinner Sada proudly stated ‘at dinner I didn’t even pick my nose once’. This means she might be ready to date in about 14 years. Get ready fellas.
Above is a picture of the road I’ve been riding on from Muir Beach to Stinson beach. I stopped here to check email and figured I’d take a picture.