It’s been a long training week. Completed 14 hours. More than half over the weekend. Most of the miles were on the bike. I’m a little behind in training hours compared to last year. Last year, I biked 100 more miles at this date. I’ve had to shorten or miss some workouts this year due to a busy office and lots of kid activities. I’m not complaining. I don’t want to wake up one day and realize I missed my kids growing up. It is difficult with a busy job and a full triathlete training schedule.
Last year was an Ironman year so there was a long build-up with lots of miles. Fortunately, I have another year of good endurance in my legs so I shouldn’t need as many miles to build. At least I keep telling myself that. There are signs of improvement. My FTP is my 20 points on the bike. I pr’d several run distances also. I can’t report significant swim time improvement despite video analysis and lots of drilling though. I need lots more time in the pool but I have to sacrifice that for bike and run time.
So, out on the bike and the run this weekend I hooked up my new ipod shuffle. I washed my old one with the dirty laundry. My wife promised she could get it dried out in a bowl of rice. I watched a few days then gave up on it. I need my tunes on the run. 10 days later it was dried and good to go. Oops, why do I ever doubt my wife and her blasted Pinterest friends? But I like my new shuffle’s radio. I’ve enjoyed running to Classic rock. Reminds me that I graduated from high school in the last century. Hey, haters, I don’t care. I’ll take The Cars over Nicki Minaj any day!!