After a very long off season of great training in Clermont, Florida, I am finally going to get to race!!! Florida 70.3 on May 18th is going to be my first race of the season.
I returned home at the end of March and bid farewell to the beautiful 50 meter outdoor pool and unlimited swim hours and said hello to 5:30 a.m. swim practices with the Dorado Swim Stars. I put in so many meters of base swimming from January to March and now it was time to ‘speed’ up during these awesome swim workouts. When the alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m., I make deals with myself that I’ll nap when I get home or I’ll take the next morning off of swimming. But neither ends up happening – life is too busy and I enjoy swimming with the kids way too much. Either I water run after the swim or I come home and enjoy a beautiful morning walk with Dave and Madison and Brunswick. Then, depending on the weather, I am either riding on my computrainer or riding the hills of Caledon. Sometimes that is followed by a run or by a physiotherapy appointment or an A.R.T. appointment. Now that I am home, I have dedicated more time to my continued rehab since my brilliant sports doctors and therapists are all here. And because of this support, I can say that I am actually running pain free for the first time in as long as I can remember. Now we need to keep it that way!!!
The next few weeks are going to be busy. Next week is the trip to Florida for the 70.3 and then, two days later, I am off to Regina, Saskatchewan to do a run clinic, race in the “I Love Regina” run and do a motivational speech. Regina is certainly a triathlon hot spot. In fact, the Mayor is racing at Subaru Ironman Canada 2008!!!
Onward to June, Dave and 2XU will be in Vancouver from June 3rd to 9th as the swim course sponsor for the ITU World Triathlon Championships. That will be an exciting trip since it is Canada’s final Olympic selection race for Beijing. The next week, I will race in the Subaru Muskoka Chase. And then, two weeks later, we will host our first of two Subaru Success Camps in Muskoka.
Thank you so much for your support and your cheers!