Well, after two weeks in Texas and a week in Venice, Fl, I am back home for 48 hours. Then I go charging off to SC for a holiday with the family. My training in Texas was, on a whole pretty dismal. I trained some but not nearly enough. I managed to pick the pace back up in Venice, actually completing the prescribed workouts, though they were mostly running.
I swam this evening and found out what three weeks out of the water means. It means that while I may run like a duck, at least at the moment, I swim like an elephant. I certainly did not feel good in the water. My form improved over the course of the workout and things did feel smoother but I never achieved better than a plodding pace. I rode my bike this afternoon and totally misjudged the time of sunset (like it comes as that big of a surprise) and ended up shortchanging my ride. I am going to ride tomorrow (though I should be running. One of these days my coach is going to knock me in the head with my workout journal!) with a group which will push me effectively. I miss my group rides and look forward to them whenever I get home.
At least nutrition is simplified at the moment. I have a pitcher of water, a few condiments and an onion in the fridge. I am subsisting on protein powder and veggies (yes, ick is the word you are looking for). Tomorrow I will have to go hunting for a source of carbohydrates before I fall down! Did I mention that I firmly believe nutrition is the fourth sport in triathlon?
On a side note, I am getting a haircut and my nails done tomorrow. It is a bit of a splurge (which I may regret later) for this time of year but I am going to treat myself. I have found that my overall sense of wellness and relaxation play directly into my ability to push myself into better workouts. Yes, I run faster with pretty nails. I dare you to argue with me. I don't spoil myself with cookies any longer, so hair and nail services it is!