It’s the middle of December and I’m in my 8th week back of training since taking 2 weeks completely off. I ran the Cincinnati Turkey trot after only 3.5 weeks of easy training after the 2 weeks off and managed to run a 35:41 10k (5:46/mi) good for 50th overall. I’ve been getting in about 10-12 hrs/week of training the past 5 weeks and I’m taking this week a little easier. Swimming has been so-so thus far as I ended up taking almost 4 weeks away from the pool after only one swim during the week of the duathlon and then an extra week off with an ear infection after my 2 weeks off. I’m starting to get some speed back and working on technique and form quite a bit. I’m already starting to feel pretty good on the bike and have really been enjoying the computrainer. It’ll be nice to have the computrainer from the beginning of the season this year so I can really dial in all of the training! I’ve got all of my target wattages and so far things are going well. As for running, I haven’t really had too many structured workouts but overall I’m feeling good and looking forward to what’s ahead.
As for next year, I am planning to race age group again and hold off on turning pro, for now. As far as races go, here is what I am thinking:
American Triple-T Ohio
Copper Creek Sprint Triathlon
Evergreen Lake Triathlon
Age Group Nationals
Dallas US Open
I’m hoping to have something before triple-t, but not sure what yet. I might do a Rev 3 race as well and maybe a running race or two.
That’s all for now. Looking forward to the next couple weeks, spending time with my family, girlfriend, and catching up with friends back home in Chicago. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone out there!
My yearly totals for swimming, biking, and running will follow soon!