I'll post training totals for April over the weekend, but a quick glance reveals it was my highest mileage since spring 2003 when l'd come off a late ITU World Triathlon Championships in Mexico, and was getting ready for Wildflower long course, my first ever half ironman.
I'm feeling good. My knee is not really anybetter, its been classified as beyond help. Tuesday I'm set for my first ever cortisone shot, in time for Florida Half Ironman aka 70.3 which is next w/e.
The problems with the hard skin on my feet was caused by Plantar Warts aka verukas. These were left alone for so long, they've required three treatments, each increasingly painful for a couple of days. Next treatment is also Tuesday.
I've been having morning pain and stiffness in my left ankle. I think this stems from a number things. One, the fact that I have not been able to get new run shoes, after 3-months chasing my tail. I'm now running in odd shoes.
Second, to try to even up my balance and because my mojojoey Asian IM Superstar cycling block has finally solved my left knee pain, I've been walking upstairs 2X2 for the first time in 25-years.
I've been getting weekly deep tissue and sports massage from Blaze, and he says there is some weakness in the ankle and has suggested some exercises to strengthen it.
So, net, net I'm looking forward to Sunday and FL 70.3. I'm hoping for about 55-minutes for The Rookie, which is a definite stretch goal. Last year I was 59-mins. I figure I can make 2-mins on the run and bike. I will be going for the win in my age group.
For FL 70.3, I think again I'll just be happy if I can PR.
I hope everyone reading has a great w/e, I know I will. If you are coming down to New Braunfels for the Rookie, I'll be racing in a Jack and Adams tri top and new De Soto tri shorts in black with white trim. Please come say hi, or give me a cheer out on the course!
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