#I just realized I have not posted in more than 2 weeks! Wow! The thing is, without any races, there is not much to report. Life goes on. Work is busy. Training killed me last week - I put in 19 hours, including a 14 mile progression run @ 7:22 + 1 mile swim on Saturday, and a 4+h ride and 2 mile tempo transition run on Sunday. I am thrilled to have a recovery week. My body has been holding up great except that for the past 2 weeks with an increase in time spent in the pool I have developed a reaction to chlorine. Every time I spend more than 1 hour in the pool I have a stuffy nose and I sneeze the rest of the day. I think all this training is probably lowering my immunity. This week I am going to do my long swim at Walden Pond, assuming that I will survive in the 60 degrees water with my wetsuit and 3 caps. Ha!
# I am officially faster on the bike than my husband. This does not mean, unfortunately, that I am a fast biker. Rather, it means that he is slow! Still, this feels good.
# My husband keeps shoving his 10K PR in my face. He ran a 39:XX about 15 years ago. He challenged me to beat his PR. This would mean running 2 back to back sub 20 min 5K. I think I can do it, actually! So, after my HIM, I am thinking on working on this before I start marathon training. I love the track and I know I am going to miss it by the end of HIM training, since there is really no point right now to try to do track workouts faster than current 10k/HM pace. Now I just have to think of a good reward for this challenge. Hmmm!
# My son had his first professional (aka nonmommy) hair cut this weekend. Chris took him and he called me to warn me that I might not recognize him. His hair is now very short, and he looks so grown up. Still, I can't wait for his hair to grow. I love long hair on boys.
# Today my son asked me where did the first people on Earth came from? And who were they? And how come there are "all of a sudden" so many people on Earth? I am not ready for this kind of conversations.
# I purchased a pair of Saucony Kinvaras and I love them. I am now officially wearing only light minimalist shoes (Brooks Launch, Saucony Kinvaras, Pearl Izumi Streak's, Nike Free's V5 and Nike Frees 7). My feet feel great and I am running strong.
That's it folks! Enjoy your week!
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