A quick post and a few photos!Training is going well. I'm backing out of the Surf City Half Marathon to focus on my training triathlon. My official training with Hypercat Racing starts on Feb.14th and I can't risk an injury before the start.
Weekly training schedule is something like this:
M 6:00-7:15 am - long run
T 5:00-6:00 am - masters swimming, 6:00-7:00 am bike
W 6:00-7:00 am - tempo/speed run, 4:30-5:00 pm - core/stregnth
Th 5:00-6:00 am - masters swimming, 6:00-7:00 am bike
F 6:00 -7:00 am - beach run
S 6:00 - 7:15 am - masters swimming, 7:30-9:00 bike (or sunday)
I'll be rearranging weekends to accommodate open water swims shortly. I'm putting it off a little since it's freezing in the ocean. Not like the water in the San Francisco Bay is going to be anything but freezing. Brrrr!!
Panorama of sunrise / moonset
It was a beautiful morning! The sun was just rising over the horizon as the full moon was setting. You can't really see in the photos, but it was stunning. I don't think I'll ever stop marveling at how much has changed in my life. My old lifestyle seems like it never existed. The amount of work and persistence it took to get to this point is something I'm really taking pride in lately. It goes to show, you can do whatever you set your mind to. A year ago I didn't know how to swim, was still trying to get my bad habits in line and trying to eat healthy. Now I'm in my 2nd year of triathlon, eating super clean and have put a vise grip on martini tendencies.
Maybe it's a little nutty to wake up at 4:40 am to go swim. Maybe two workouts a day six times a week is a bit much. Maybe the house isn't spotless because a triathlon threw up in it. You know what? Every single sunrise is worth it!