Swimming has actually been going pretty well, I think it is because coach Haydn has mainly been replaced by coach Mitch which means that I am not being picked on and abused (being drawn on, having the back of my togs snapped and having my arse slapped - that actually sounds quite bad when I list it like that but it does happen...) and am mostly just able to blend into the lane and exist. Or maybe it is because the dynamics of our lane has changed so it is a bit slower so I think I am swimming faster. Who knows. Tomorrow we will crank out the swim skins which haven't been touched since Kona (if I can find mine) in practice for next weekend.
Biking in winter sucks. I have done some good workouts on the windtrainer but feel a bit lacking in long rides. Last Sunday was a write off for riding so I spent 2 hours on the windtrainer which is good but I would rather have spent 3+ hours on the road. The forecast for this weekend isn't looking too bad so hopefully we will get a decent ride in which will lift my confidence a bit because at this stage I am thinking that 90km next weekend is going to feel very very long...
I have started riding my TT bike after about 4 months on the road bike and have started to feel slightly paranoid about cars not seeing me when I have my front light on my bars because they are so low. So I got a little Lezyne light which attaches to my helmet which I think looks super dorky but I am fairly confident that people can now see me. And maybe they will be extra well-behaved in daytime because it could be mistaken for a camera recording bad driving.
Running has been pretty steady, I made a gradual increase to 6 days a week total of about 55km per week which to a lot of people isn't much but it is quite a bit for me and all my bones still appear to be intact - yay. The tip of my big toe isn't particularly intact after getting a weird blister on it during my long run on Tuesday night but that's another story.
|Someone call the Guiness Book of Records|
|I have become a runner covered in paraphernalia. Shame.|
|Hoover giving us her opinion on carpets|
|Caught in bed with another girl|
|Our cat likes in hide in funny places|
|PC's approving of the new table|
|Auckland in the fog|
|Channeling our inner Frenchness|