Monday, January 31, 2011

Finally a nice weekend to train outside!

I hope all of you had a great weekend!

I did get that Friday run in at Chastain Park so I made up for a day I lost.  Saturday I kinda skipped my workout, but I was out of town for the weekend, I made an excuse :)  Sunday I broke in my new Asics GT-2150's in Raleigh on the Westside near NC State's campus.  It was a perfect day for running, and so was Saturday, I am kinda pissed I skipped that one.  It got up to around 60 degrees by the time I ran (high of the day was 68 degrees).  Slight breeze, not too many people out and about yet, really good run.  I will post some sort of shoe report when I get a few more miles under my belt with these shoes, however, so far so good. 

Weather is supposed to be warmer on average this week than the past few weeks, but more cruddy weather till this weekend (subject to change - please?)  It makes me kinda with that I could get this weather the last 3 weeks of October so that I will be prepared weather-wise for IMFL. 

I got to finally read one of my triathlete magazine issues over the weekend.  I got through most of it, and I finally gave up on trying to read the December and November issues because I just don't have the time to catch up.  Maybe some other time perhaps, but not any time soon.  I was really interested in three articles, I hope maybe some of you like these as well.  First was the crossfit article.  One of my blogging buddies, Sarah has been doing crossift now for a period of time, and she loves it.  I also tried out boot camp which is based off of cross-fit, and it is pretty intense.  Keeps me interested, just don't have the extra money to do it.

The second article was about being "that guy" at the master's swim class.  You know, the guy who does everything wrong?  Actually some of the stuff were stereotypical examples of people being A-holes, I was just more concerned about not making rookie mistakes.  I am searching for a Master's swim class. I have not found one yet because I am searching for convenience with regards to how close it is to my house and job.  If anyone has some good ideas in the Atlanta area please let me know.

The final article that I enjoyed was the article about training in sickness and in health.  I have had some minor health issues since the beginning of the year (non-stop) which has never happened to be before in my life (that I can remember).  Having some good common sense ideas on how to tackle your training issues with regard to sickness helps me out a bunch and also helps to tweak my training schedule so I don't prolong or worsen my illness.

That's all I got for now.  Probably won't hear from me till at least Wed/Thu because of grad school this week.  Hope you guys enjoy your Monday.  Have a great start to your week!


1 comment:

Christi said...

We had a good weather very briefly but it has gotten really cold and nasty now. I will be training indoors most of the week. Damn!

Have a great week!