Thursday - Chuckie left with some of his athletes he coaches to the Lubbock 70.3 race. I was left to my own demise on the bike! I started the day with a quick gym routine and a flop. After some chill time I headed out for a 3hour ride with 2hours at mid-aerobic range. By the end of the ride the winds were crazy. I was literally doing 15mph or less. It was a good ride on the flats outside of Boulder. This place is great! I did have a few run-ins with some local riders who kept passing me and then I would catch them again. I was the one keeping steady. I ended the day with a BAM workout at the Scott Carpenter Pool. I love that pool!
Friday - Today I went and did two of the BAM morning practices. I keep it easy so that I can focus on my form. Chuckie's Words are now stuck in my head: length before strength, strength before speed. The plan later in the day was to ride up to Ward. I knew I was tired before I even got on the bike. I ended up getting in a solid 2.25hour nap first and then, an easy 2.25hour easy spin around Boulder. I love the bike path and Baseline. I was just looking at Google Maps and I would like to ride Boulder Canyon Road. I will have to see if its doable for cycling.
For the rest of the evening I may do an easy flop and gym routine. I am planning to go Lefthand Canyon to Ward tomorrow so best be getting some rest.
I feel like I am doing well in terms of training but am forever reminded of the state of my finances. Not working and having a solid income for food, living expense, etc., is about the scariest thing there is. Thanks to Ernie Wyder who is my sole spon$or for helping me in this department right now. Without him I think I would be heading back to Canada next week! It is tough, but every penny is needed and put to good use toward my dream. My bank account for some reason is now in the lower end of the triple digits. Yikes! I need to focus and believe in myself. The more time I put in training, eating right and resting - the more confidence I will have at Vineman 70.3 - and then hopefully a check will follow! :)