Friday, March 18, 2011

Maximizing Time

So the last month hasn't been too different from the previous. A lot of work, a lot of travel and a lot of juggling. Since my last post I've been out to California two more times (I'm actually returning now) and have had multiple day trips in between. Not to whine about CA though. Both times have been week long stays in sunny Pasadena at the Langham-Huntington hotel. I highly recommend it if you are ever in the area. My favorite part of those stays has been the amazing weather. What's not to like about being able to sit outside in the evenings or anytime of day, or better yet swim in an outdoor pool!

I'm looking forward to things calming down a bit but Im not sure when they will. As it turns out with my litigation schedule, this year may not have been ideal to ramp up to Ironman training but I just need to try and manage things as best as I can and not sweat the small stuff. As coach Jen pointed out manage my stress bucket and try not to exceed it.

On the positive side, I had a great run test - improved by almost 20 secs per mile and also upped my wattage in my bike test. Have been trying to ride outside and hills since my near disaster first time ride outside and I feel like I am gradually starting to get back to form. This weekend will be my first test. Shamrock Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. Going for a time that has a 1 hr in it. Would be my first but there's nothing like going for it. Will report later.

On other notes, getting excited to head to Tucson at the end of the month for Camp. I can't wait to have a few days to escape and focus on nothing but getting it done in the pool, on the trails and on the road. I will have to admit I am a bit nervous about Lemmon (mainly descending it) but as Bart said, don't worry, it'll be just like climbing and descending two of Crabtree Falls. YIKES!


Jennifer Harrison said...

And now a new 1/2 M PR! See you in Tucson!!! We'll have a great time!!