Monday, November 17, 2008

good news/bad news

Got the biopsy from my back surgery and all is clear

have to wait another 3 weeks before I can train hard swimming for sure

hammered on my computrainer today....don't tell anyone!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A little change of plans

Had a minor surgery on my back which will knock me out of any serious training for about 2 weeks. so will reset and start in earnest in the latter part of November. anders and I are signing up for the Carlsbad marathon (him) and half-marathon (me) on 1/25.....can't wait.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Back to work

Well I've greatly enjoyed my down time since IMCAN--most needed physically and more importantly, mentally. I'm ready to get back to it.

The last 10 weeks I've exercised whenever and whatever i felt like doing which has worked out to about 10 hours a week of easy stuff. Nothing in the pool.

My forward plan is to use November and December as transition months so that by the time I hit january I'm full bore again. I officially start tomorrow and have teed up a nice 17 hour training week with 3 pool sessions again.

My knee is finally feeling a little better after my last Syn-Visc injections so hopefully it will stand up.

My plan again is to focus on sprints in 2009 and on speed over diatance in my workouts.

That said, I've signed up for 3 races in 2009 (I expect that list to grow to 18-20): Eagleman, Columbia and the Philly Sprint....