Instead of the Subway "$5 foot-long" jingle, I'm starting a new one: Four! Four! Four-Minute Blog Post!
Here we go!
6 a.m.: swim with Fortius Coaching team. Awesome. Fastest sustained 100 intervals yet. 1:52-1:55 pace, stroke cadence down to 20 per 25 yards. Thanks Gerardo and my lane partner, Dierdre!
Sadly, a high school swimmer from Van Nuys High seizured this morning. Fortunately, he's OK. His teammates were remarkably mature and supportive, for adults or kids. I was humbled and happy for our future when I saw their display of sensitivity and compassion.
7:30 a.m.: I ran for an hour and 15 minutes doing six, three-minute intervals between heart-rate zones 4-5. Using my new Garmin, I realized my mile time is decreasing. I'm on pace for 6:45-minute miles at this point. Let's see how long I can sustain that though!
8:54 a.m.: On the move to the office to shower and change for work.
9:57 a.m.: At my desk, showered, breakfast in hand, with three minutes to spare.
1:26 p.m.: Returned from lunch after downing three tacos at Sharkey's and fueled up on GU and Hammer nutrition at Bicycle John's in Burbank.
6:18 p.m.: Left work to eat dinner and join the LA Tri Club at the Encino First Thursday social, sponsored by Fortius. Nope, I didn't win anything in the raffle once again. But, I loved seeing my fantastic teammates and friends looking their finest. They clean up nicely!
8:39 p.m.: Rushed home, dropped off my dirty gym bag, packed a new one, typed this blog, and am now back on the road for an evening out. Gotta take advantage of my equivalent of Saturday night since there's no training planned tomorrow.
8:56 p.m.: Shutting down blog, changing clothes, rushing out the door! Goodnight all!
PS: Thank goodness Ironman training gives you the ability to pack more into your day in a shorter amount of time...on less sleep. I'm living up to my company's studio name: I'm becoming an insomniac!
264 days and counting.