Finally back in the saddle. Feels like forever since I’ve been able to train, but a week it was really only 9 days. I spent last weekend up in NH doing housework at the Vance family compound (it has a flag ergo it is a compound). Dug some drainage, replaced insulation in the ceiling of the storage room (yay too much time on ladders), and anchored the floating dock in the lake.
Coming back, I feel close enough to normal to try and hit everything Steve has in the plan for me. It’s not all roses and sunshine: I bailed a bit early on the track workout today due to feeling a bit crappy. But it’s nice to be back on the awesometrain again.
Work has been a bit slow lately (mainly because we’re trying to figure out when things are going to hit and plan around them), and today I ended up spending time on slowtwitch (for the uninitiated, slowtwitch is the triathlon equivalent of… I’m not sure what… Let’s Run for runners and maybe every other forum that caters to type A personalities? The signal to noise ratio is really really really low). Anyhow, I was spending time on there for some unknown reason (possibly a lack of Euro 2012 games today?) and came across a thread about an old race at Tahoe and in that thread was a mention of Celtman and Norseman. I read the race manual and some past race reports from Norseman. I’ve always wanted to go to Scandinavia (remind me to tell you about the time I almost went to Finland) and reading the race reports gave me chills of the kind I haven’t had since before I had friends run Boston this year. Something about it screams out “You must do this and dive headfirst into it”. It’s crazy and stupid (I’ve already been asked if I’m on crack) and that’s what I’m good at.