So this is the 2nd week off work and I have until next Thursday before I start my new job. But jeez, it's great being off work, spending time with Sarah, training loads and enjoying the good weather. I could really get used to living like a pro....not sure if I would like the pressure to have to win some cash at races but the training lifestyle is great.
Just like work you get into a regime, get up and go for a swim, not necessarily at some ungodly hour like 5:45AM! You have no pressure to have to get the workout over with, if you feel good you can swim longer, you can chill afterwards and chat with people rather than racing off to the cubicle. The rest of the morning you can chill and do stuff that needs to be done. Then after lunch you can get ready for the 2nd workout of the day whether that be a bike, a run or both. You train much more and you get time to recover without the stress of work etc etc. Today for example I was able to get a great 5 hour ride in and still have the rest of the day to do things (yes going to Rita's is good for recovery!)
I'm not sure that Sarah is always happy to have me hanging around the house....probably a sign of what will happen in 30-odd years down the road when retirement comes! For two and a half weeks though it has been great fun and has come at an ideal time just a three weeks out from Eagleman....yeah, its getting close!
- Still reflecting on @gravel_worlds from this past weekend. 150miles of primo gravel in Lincoln NE with 10,000ft of climbing. It was hard but I went for it and utimately paid the price in the last hour when I cracked, really cracked. Crawled to the finish just over 9hrs after starting.....but yes it was fun! . . . . . #gravelworlds #gravelride #IFB #parvillacycles #cycling #vandessel #lincoln
- Post run functional strength work...this season I'm taking a more holistic view of my #swimbikerun & ensuring that strength work doesn't get skipped. . . . #triathlon #ironman #salmingrunning #IFB #triathlete #2020goals #running
- Perfect day out on the trails yesterday on the @alchemybicycles at #schaefferfarms . . . . . . #IFB #parvillacycles #MTB #xterratriathlon #mtbracing #marathonmtb
- Kind of a rough day at 6hrs at Woodstock. First 3.5 hrs were fine (even with a 10min stop for horses on the trail) and then stomach shut down. Probably related to stomach bug earlier in the week. Decided not to head out for another lap. Great trails though and a good race from Joe's Bike Shop as always. 📸: @dchammerette . . . . #6HAW #parvillacycles #mtbracing #mtbmarathon #IFB #patapsco #mtb