Ok, I guess I really don't expect any sympathy from you. It's not like I have a family, kids, or other responsiblities that many of you have. I do have a house that's an ongoing project, but it's not like I'm putting much time into it these days! Just posting a quick note about the sacrifices one makes when attempting to improve in endurance athletics, don't ask me right now if it is worth it!
I'm biking a lot these days. Last night I got off of work and got home around 5:15. Found my ankle reflectors, rear light, mounted a headlight on my bike and headed out on the road about 5:45. Around 8:30 I was rolling back in after a 45 mile ride. Didn't leave a whole lot of down time before I was in bed resting up for another day.
Today was even more full. Up at 5am for a 10k run, followed by a 1,200 yard swim. The run was an easy paced run because I knew tonight I would be riding with the local bike racers on their fast paced Tuesday evening ride to Hallsville and back. So once again, shortly after getting home from work I was out the door for another ride. This ride was much faster than last nights, 21.5 mph average for 45 miles. Considering that my average after the first 7 miles was around 16 mph, the last 38 miles were fast!
The nice thing about riding faster was getting home around 7:30 and feeling like I had all kinds of time left in the evening. That is until I realized I needed groceries. Since I really didn't feel like using chocolate milk again on my cereal like I did this morning, a trip to the store was in order. Between going to the store and fixing dinner, the night was gone.
So now it is a little past 10 and since I plan on getting up at 5:30 to swim, I really need to head to bed. A quick post to my blog (http://triathleteguru.blogspot.com/) and then off to bed recharging for another round in the morning!
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