It's been slow going since I started up the training regime last Friday. I just did a short swim on Friday. My times are a little slower but man did my arms completely feel dead afterwards. I swam 4 mornings before a short 2 day business trip this week made me take a forced break. Over those 4 swim sessions, I feel like I've lost all my swim endurance. It's just gone. I also feel that my form is off which has to do with my arms being total dead in the water.
I rode on Saturday with a nice group ride for just under 50 miles. I was able to keep up this time going up the big hills but didn't have any explosiveness to stay with the jumps as we crested the hill. I did hold my own and my legs weren't too bad. It seems I've lost the least on the bike but I've only ridden once. I'm going to head out today on my own and hopefully I can get a decent workout in because it will take at least 12 miles to get out of the city.
I've been running every day since Saturday. I ran right off the bike on Saturday for just a short 30 minutes and it was hard. I ran for an hour on Sunday which was difficult but not impossible. I've just maintained a slow pace for the last couple of days on the treadmill for 30 minutes. The run is coming back but I can tell it's not where it was. I need to find a hill that I can do repeats on in order to start doing my prep for the half-ironman and ultimately Canada.
I went to a tri-store in Virginia on the weekend to try on wetsuits. My body size makes it hard to fit a wetsuit. I've settled on a Blue Seventy but man I wish I was able to fit into a Nineteen because it just went on smoothly. Just overall not the right fit although it may had to do with them not having the correct size in stock. I had them order me a Blue Seventy but I'm thinking I might go with a different brand altogether. I'll just see how it fits when it gets here at the start of March.
The condo should finally close tomorrow...I think. It's definitely been a PROCESS. I'll be able to move in tomorrow without my stuff. The cheap movers I've used which afterall aren't so cheap have no idea when my stuff will be delivered. Oh joy...at least Amber is giving me a bed that's too big for their spare bedroom. I'll be able to sleep at the condo but won't have furniture. After all of the closing costs are factored in I'm getting the condo for $3K less than the price I offered. This is because of the bank paying for all closing costs and having the seller pay 2% of price towards closing as well.
I got the details on the amount of commission the realtors are taking from the sale. It's amazing. It really makes you want to become a realtor but I'm sure during these times it's really hard to get enough sales during the year. It definitely must be stressful.
Hopefully, soon I'll post condo pictures..
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