Sunday, January 8, 2012
The winter of my sinus discontent
Did you know that it's illegal in most states to stay well through the enitre winter? If you have not yet gotten sick, head to your local Wal Mart and go lick some cart handles. I knew it was too good to be true that I would make it through the winter of my discontent without a sore throat or facial debacle. I wash my hands like a surgeon, yet without fail, can not escape the dreaded sinus infection that landed in my face last week. No training schedule ever makes allowances for illness.
Achilles, posing in the sunset. Sexy bike shot.
I started up a round of 6 month old anitbiotics from my last episode and then crossed my fingers, put on my pajamas and spent all extra hours I could get my hands on, lounging. In fact, I didn't run since last Sunday. I swam and I went on three bike rides, one of which was worth bragging about. It was almost 20 miles and I was able to average over 18 mph. I know, it's the new me, the one with Spiderman style hamstrings. I'm becoming a better version of my old self. I think.
Matt Lieto, the author and trainer of my world. I hope he doesn't screw me up. No pressure.
So, I thought since I was in the mood to show off my illness and bike ride, I thought I might as well brag about my new Half Iron training schedule. I've sorta tweaked it and written on it. I've made it my own. But, unlike marathon schedules that fit on one page....
Suck it Leo Tolstoy.
This one is a small book. It's like eight pages of sweat baking. I'm cooking a 70.3 cake and clinging desperately to the directions. I promised myself that I wouldn't look too far ahead, lest I fear that this thing will have me riding my bike to work into the next county and beyond... a plan my sinuses can't currently support.