My first week of training is this week and I think I am finally ready to get back to the real work. I have been swimming and TRX'ing and riding a bit since Kona, but I have done NO running and the rides have been very short. I believe that after a 10 month season this is truly what does my mind and body the best. Although it leaves me a bit chubby- I can't seem to curb my food cravings during the off season! Transitioning to the new job in the off season is the best possible scenario as well, it left me time to get adjusted to a new schedule, the new route to work...all of those things that you can't be bothered with doing when heavily training.
So as we head in to Christmas and New Years, the training has begun and I have been working with my coach/husband on planning next season. New Orleans 70.3 or the Napa HITS half distance will likely be my season opener in April and then we have Ironman Texas on the schedule as a big race in the hopes of getting back to Hawaii for the third time. After that there is lots more planned with hopefully a mid season break watching the TDF and riding some of the course. Hill training anyone? Combine that with some french wine and bread and you have a vacation from heaven.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!