And so it begins...
Yesterday marked the first day of training for Ironman Hawaii. The first day of training always feels like it should be a big, memorable day but it never is. It's usually a pretty easy day and quite forgettable. Yesterday was and wasn't.
The workouts planned were easy, but the weather made things difficult. My lunch run was in a snowstorm trudging through several inches of snow with winds blowing making it cold and hard to see. I've run in worse, but not much worse. At my last job I had the bike path to run on and they do a great job plowing that so it was very rare that I had to run in several inches of snow. Now I have to run on the street and they hadn't plowed so the snow was thick and slippery which made it very tough to run a decent pace.
After work I spent an hour in the pool. I took quite a bit of time off from swimming and have been back in the water for about 2 weeks now. My fitness is coming back, but I can tell I lost a lot of swim fitness. I get tired pretty quickly, but that's expected when you take 3 months off.
Today is another easy lunch run and a short trainer ride after work. It feels good to be back at it.