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!
- Searching out some local gravel for a recovery hour this evening......Bowie Racetrack was perfect! Dead flat, no-one else around, zero cars. 128 furlongs of easy riding. . . . #parvillacycles #gravelride #cycling #ciclismo #bowiemd #IFB
- A throwback for #timetrialtuesday, my last #ironmantri at Louisville in 2013. This year was going to be my "comeback" to the Ironman distance but it will have to wait until 2021. . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #triathlon #2021goals #pactimo #gurucycles #ironmanlouisville
- Made the most of the morning and had a chilled #solosunday ride. No intervals, no plan...just time outdoors! After a stressful week at work it was much needed.... . . . #parvillacycles #gorewear #gopro #cyclinglife #alwaysevolve #specialized #IFB
- 3 months of no swimming and I have to say that I am beginning to miss it. Don't get me wrong I like swimming but I don't like the process of the swim (drive to pool etc). It will be back before we know it as will races.... . . . #parvillacycles #IFB #swimbikerun #ironmantri #triathlon #swimming #triathlete #xterratriathlon #triathlontraining