My first full week in the books and I have to say that I’m feeling better than I thought I might at this point. Today’s run was a restorative run at a medium pace. I ran 4 miles at 7:30 pace, not really much to say other than it was another drizzly, windy morning and I’m glad the run is over! Looking back on this first week I’ve definitely started to feel stronger and more confident about my running. It’s still not very fast but that will come with time. I feel pain free and all systems are “go”.
Shoes: K-Swiss K-Ruuz 1.5
Clothing: K-Swiss jacket and Usain Bolt leggings
Glasses: Pivlock V-90 Max with clear lens
Last night was the 14th annual Minnesota Tri Night. This year it was held at Gear West Bike in Long Lake. I thoroughly enjoy going to these events because they bring together the community that I am so proud to be a part of. Alex was with me last night and she was introduced to the social side of the sport and she had a great time as well. Congratulations to all the athletes winning awards last night and hopefully I’ll make my bid next year after this offseason of hard work.
In other parts of life this week, I finally got carbon wheels and am so excited to race them in the future. I got a set of Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLs for a price I “could not refuse”. Work was pretty trying this week as well. I’m currently working on a commercial renovation project near St. Paul and it’s been fast-tracked, putting a strain on the project manager and myself to churn out drawings and details at a breakneck pace. It was a typical 47 hour work week but it felt like much more.
I’m really looking forward to the week ahead to learn more about myself through running. I’m really starting to crash through the miles and I expect to be around 55 miles per week by the end of the month. The weather is getting colder here, which will make me want to hibernate even more than I already do but, I have a girlfriend to keep me on track and a lot of drive!
Week two totals