Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Last night the weather was just crap, and with all the standing water and having been soaked severely once already, Rach was in no mood to go to the gym. I didn't want to take a day off though, so I put in time on the rollers. Not a lot of time, but enough to work up a sweat and feel like I did something for the day.

Tonight, the weather looks better and we owe a big swim from this morning when I couldnt get out of bed (im still not sleeping right). Im excited for another night in the pool with the Swimsense, and more importantly to start laying down some serious laps. So serious in fact, that we're scheduled to do 3000 yards, which would be the longest swim of my adult life, and I'm looking forward to it. Im sure I'll be slow but it's early in the training season and getting through it is the most important part. The swim in September will be 4200 yards, give or take, so we've got time, but my goals are to do more than just finish.

The other big thing tonight is that we're paying for our half-ironman tonight. We'd originally settled on Mooseman, but that race doesn't allow us to compete with the team at the USAT Regional Club Championship. When Rach finishes school, we might be moving for her to find work, so other than Rev3 Cedar Point, the rest of our schedule is somewhat tentative. That race could well be our last with our Wheelworks teammates, so it's important to me that we be able to do that event. Plus, participating in a Rev3 event where we won't be utterly exhausted afterwards (like we will at Cedar Point) would be a nice treat.

Adding to the discussion is that I just learned that Ironman 70.3 Providence has switched from an ocean to a lake swim. I'm still pretty afraid of sharks, so because of the ocean swim we had completely disregarded this race. It's actually the closest to home of the four races between June and July, and it avoids both Club Regionals and Rachelle's conference. The problem we have is that this is after our current lease ends and Rach is out of school, and Rach may have found a job by then. The June races we're still planning on being in Boston for. Tonight, we'll figure it all out and pay for it.

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