Just got back from a 5 day trip to Aruba. It was planned within the last two weeks so we got a STEAL on airfare and hotel. Seems that the airlines and hotels like to sell any remaining slots at the last minute and will cut their rates drastically to do so. The trip was FANTASTIC. I'm not trying to rub it in it's just that I needed a break very badly and this trip allowed me to rest, swim in the open water, run, bike, eat and sleep. Not to mention a little gambling and a couple of drinks at night.
I'm trying to figure out which fall marathon to target. It's difficult. I might end up running Baystate. I'm not particularly excited about Baystate but it IS local and it IS flat. It would give me a chance to have a good marathon. I haven't run a marathon since 2007 so it's time to get back in the saddle. I did TRY to run a marathon last February but unfortunately had to DNF.
Only 11 weeks till the Patriot Half and I am healthy. That's a huge factor when training for a half iron.
I've been doing Spinerval Classes since December of up to 3 hours in length to strengthen my biking. We learned a ton about wattage, power, and testing. Unfortunately since I don't have a powermeter I can't really use that new knowledge. I'll continue to use the good ole heart rate monitor for now and decide after this season if I want to splurge on the powermeter or powertap.
Now that spinerval class is over I need to put these legs to the test outside. I was going to get my butt outside a week or so ago but I weakened.
Speaking of legs. I'm really not liking how all this biking results in my pants being too tight. I wonder if this has happened to others? I miss my runner legs and want them back. Runner's legs are so much nicer looking and leaner. My vanity does pop out once in a while. Sorry.