Saturday, June 23, 2012

Back in the Saddle

The last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur to say the least!   Firstly a weeks vacation with family in New England and then a week in Boston attending our biggest industry tradeshow and conference of the year.  Long days!

The upshot of all of this is that I haven't kept to a normal training schedule and have been pretty "slack" for a couple of weeks.   All I have really managed to fit in over the past two weeks is a few runs, the longest being an eight miler.  I wasn't too worried during the first week (it was vacation after all - everyone deserves a break and we were very active every day) but I'm disappointed that I didn't manage to do more during the second week - it was just too busy and tiring and sleep seemed more important than getting up at 05:00 to squeeze in a workout.

So....    now I'm back and I have to get back at it.  I'm hoping that my fitness hasn't suffered too much, but I think that I'll probably feel it a bit!   The first big test will be tomorrow morning when I'll be literally and figuratively "back in the saddle" on a ride with The Compass.   This will be my first time out for a while with the newly crowned Three Little Pigs Triathlon overall women's champion, so I may have to bow or something when I see her!  This is what a champion looks like crossing the finish line.....

Sorry Linds....    How could I resist?  :-)
It's going to be an early 75-80 mile ride, and it will likely be hard work as the humidity is forecast to be 96% at 07:00.   I'm guessing that after posting the above glamour shot, The Compass will also be trying to pile on the speed to make me suffer!   I'll let you know how it goes.

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