Friday, July 20, 2012
nos to the left of me, nos to the right...
Swim was a bust. It figures that in a colonia with signs in English and Spanish (and after having been in almost all the states of Mexico and better traveled than most Mexicans in this country, I have NEVER seen that anywhere else) that they'd have RULES. So no swimming in the canales while the kids sail. The water is more clear over here anyway, but I know Puerto has triathletes so I might just search some out for swims but I have a feeling they do things On Time and On Schedule and dayum, but that is Not me. Pretty much all training has gone to hell except running. I'm gearing up to 5 hours a week next week and will hold there until the HIM in September. So ONE thing is going well. Bless me father, for I have sinned, it has been a week since my last swim. WTH is my problem that I can't get in the water? (well other than baracuddas and rough water and a pool that is now filling with tourists earlier and earlier and only 12 m (maybe?) long) I am going to make a POINTED effort today. I get compliant because I did 1:14 for last year's HIM on 6 weeks of training but a friend did 1:00 at a recent IM and dayum, but I'd like to swim that fast again.
I'm absolutely DISGUSTED with my weight gain. I haven't been riding to normal amounts due to issues with saddle sores and my fing saddle in aero. I had completely given up and decided not to chase the aerobars and just sit up but Jamie talked me into trying again and I'm back to being unable to sit on the damn thing again. I got so discouraged last night (ride) that I tried very hard to turn around but he rallied, swapped saddles with me, I changed my lower back position and I got a glimmer of hope. Then I swapped my saddle back (his seat tube) and spent the rest of the ride riding out of my saddle as I couldn't even sit on the damn thing. but there is that glimmer now... Picture is from the kids' sailing lessons, coming back from a dip in the open sea (a bit further away from the cove) and headed back to the dock.