An Update

It's been a while since I've posted.  So much for my New Year's Resolution of being a better blogger.  Maybe next year.

I've got a few ideas for posts for the next week or so, but I thought I'd start with a quick update since I haven't written in a while.

Winter has been typical.  Training is going well, although my run training didn't go as well as I'd hoped.  I'm training for a hilly half marathon at the end of March, and it looks like I'm not going to be able to hit my goal of 1:25.  I haven't fully given up on it yet, but my training isn't indicating I'm going to hit that time on a hilly course.  

Part of the reason is that I spent too much time on the treadmill this winter.  I tried to avoid the cold weather and paid for it.  I don't care what anyone says, the treadmill does not prepare you for outdoor running.  So as a result, I didn't hit my times on a few key workouts.  Then I got a case of runner's knee that cost me a few days of running.  I'm feeling pretty good right now, but I'm a little behind my plan so I may have to adjust my goals.  The race is just for fun so it's not really that disappointing.  My main focus this year is olympic distance triathlons and my first race is coming up  - Rev3 Knoxville on May 5 - and I feel like I'm on target to hit my goals at that race so all is good.

My cycling is going really well, and I've set some PRs already this year.  I've got a 20K time trail coming up in a few weeks so that will be my first real test of the year so I'm looking forward to that.

Swimming is okay.  I haven't put as much time in the pool as I did last winter, but I just swam my best set of 500s ever yesterday so I'm feeling good about where I'm at with my swimming right now.

That's about it.  Business as usual.



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