Beginning of the Tri Season
I will start off with last Thurs bike ride with Matt. It was great. We did a few laps around our workplace. Just catching up on things. He showed me an Olympic pool by work. I can't believe it was that close. I look forward to getting more laps during lunch time.
I have to admit that I have a slight injury. Two Fridays ago, while I was doing hill repeats I somehow manage to pull a groin muscle (Darren cracked a few jokes on my groin behalf).
Irony is that when I run, I don't feel the pain. When I walk or put on my pants, I can feel it (Maybe I shouldn't walk or wear pants at all :P). So after last Fri' run, I had enough and need to put myself off the training front and rest, stretch and recover.
In the meantime, I can still bike and swim.
Speaking of swimming, yesterday I had a wick session.
After speaking at Running Room about my Ironman Liver Transplant experience, I headed over to the pool.
There were the usual suspects at the pool. And a few additions.
There was a couple where the guy tail after the girl. Earlier this year, I had trouble catching up to this pair. Last night, I was swimming fast enough to catch up to them. :)
There was the regular swimming family. The father with his son and daughter. He was coaching them. The kids can swim.
There was a guy swimming and doing tai chi in the water. Yeah, Tai Chi. Or something like that. We were sharing a lane and I had to swim around him. Weird!
There was a new guy who was swimming strong and fast. I took a note of his stroke. He was just ripping the water.
I decided to add a 750 m swim in my regular session. I had my first tri this Sun. I decided to do Binbrook Tri. At first I decided to do Muskoka Long Course. It was always my nemesis. Everytime I swim there, I struggle.
I decided for Binbrook because it is closer. Ultimately, I needed to get some open water experience for this season.
So I am looking forward for this Sun. Binbrook Tri is 750m swim, 26k bike and 6.5 km run. Nothing fancy :) I figure I can go pretty fast and still not too shell to go for a bike ride in the afternoon.
In the meantime...let the groin heal...