Sunday, October 26, 2008

Excuses, excuses...

IM is 4 weeks today. What's my strongest sport? Running. Which one is going to make the biggest difference for me at IM? Biking. So naturally, I ran 55 miles this week and biked zeroooooooooo. Missed both Mon & Thurs night 2hr spin classes due to work. Fair enough excuse though I really could have managed one of the classes if I'd tried... And yesterday I totally knew there was every chance we'd have to cancel today's bike with the weather conditions but still I would not give up my run at Afton and bike instead! Of course, I also had the excuse of having told Kami I'd bike with her today since she could not make it yesterday. Ah yes, the good friend excuse. Works every time.

We exchanged texts last night and unenthusiastically planned for a 12pm start. After the best nights sleep in weeks - I had no idea I could sleep for 8 hours straight! - I started into a few hours work around 7am glancing out the window every now and then watching the wind pick up. Kami called around 11. It took all of 30 seconds for us to decide neither of us cared all that much about IM so why suffer 5hrs on the bike? Not to mention that it would be kinda dangerous.

So as not to feel like a complete waster I made it to the pool later in the day and swam 3000 yards with Susan. Swimming has become no. 2 in the list of favourite triathlon sports. And then a yoga class to finish off the week. And now it's back to the grind for a few hours. Weather should be decent this week so I'm hoping one of the days I can get out of work early and get a few hours of biking in. And there's always spin classes. Unless of course I find a good excuse...

Congrats to Nic for an awesome job in his first 50 miler at the Fall 50 today! Looking forward to seeing how John did also... so if anyone knows, let me know!

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