This past block of training was good, I was beat afterwards, which tells me I need to focus a little longer on rest, recovery and nutrition between key workouts and thru the day (so maybe giving up the Dew isn't a bad idea after all) The only thing that was different about this last block is that I didn't race and I think I missed that. Maybe it's the fact that I didn't race last weekend that has made my mood quite melancholy, but it's something. I enjoy racing and I know I have a lot of it coming up on the horizon, but I've been missing seeing the gains from all the labor that I've been putting in this year. (and that's been a lot over the last few weeks) But after this new block of training (3-4 weeks) I'll be racing a lot, so that will hopefully scratch the itch.
I didn't give up coffee this year and I vowed to never again after that Chicago race report (as Tim pointed out) so hopefully the above hyper caffienated situation will not apply. :o) That was a totally random picture and thought to put down here, but I really just wanted to add the picture to the blog.
In other news, the prelimiary rankings came out for the One Hour Postal Swim that I did back in January and it was some fierce competition with places 1-10 getting medals in each age group. After busting my hump and swimming faster than I ever have before and covering 4800yards, I ended up 15th overall in my age group. Not too shabby and I'll take it. Realistically, next year I'd love to be in and around that 5k mark as I think that is a solid barrier to be around. Preliminary rankings can be found: HERE
I also know that I owe you all the "seasonal" listing of my beer offerings from the top ten list and here is a solid picture to depict that from my buddy who comments on this blog so much, Tim.
So with that, I'll close this post. I feel a lot better about how "up-to-date" the blog is now and I got a chance to use two funny photos to boot! :o) See you all in the dungeon, on the trainer, on the roads and hopefully on the trails soon after the snow melt friends. Train hard and cheers!