RACE WEEK! I love it. Going to Miami, I love that too. Dealing with the stress of a second week of running my business by sending out products and not having any way to charge cards – I don’t love that.
M: Hit the pool in the morning for a nice recovery swim.
300 swim, 2×200 kick, relaxed, 4×100 perfect technique, 6×75 build to 90%
3×300 with :15 seconds rest in between at 75%, just below race pace.
200 cool down
After that, I went and got a massage from Missy at Urban Roots, and she did a pretty phenomenal job. Then that evening, took my bike down to Breakaway Bikes to get her packed up and ready to ship down to Florida.
T: Drove up to NJ to see some of the damage done by Sandy and helped my parents get all of the electronics running in the house again. Played with our dog, Ghostie, who has gotten really old seemingly in the past few weeks and is really struggling with the cold. Dropped my bike off at FedEx, and then came home and spun on the trainer for ~30′ while watching an episode of The League. Oh yea, and I voted, and watched the election results come in that night. For shame.
W: So, I was supposed to fly out today. INSTEAD, Philly was getting reports of a storm hitting on Wednesday mid day, so American Airlines decided to cancel my flight the day before. So I spent the majority of Wednesday in a panic that my rescheduled flight for Thursday would also get cancelled due to flights getting pushed back. That wasn’t cool. I did some more spinning on the bike just to keep the legs loose, and got everything packed. Most important thing to pack for Miami: sunglasses.
R: Got on my plane (!!) and it wasn’t delayed (!!!) and then I got off the plane and I was in MIAMI (!!!!!). Got the rental car, got my bag, got to the hotel, got my bike, built my bike, ran 3 miles on the treadmill, got Kevin from the airport, got dinner, got to bed.
F: Spent a bit of time by the pool relaxing, went for a bike ride in the middle of the day, so as to make sure my body was reminded of the heat, and generally just laid low. Remember my sunglasses? Well Kevin packed his too:
In the evening, we met up with my college roommate’s cousin, fiance, and friends, and then went and saw Skyfall. It was awesome, even though we had to sit in the 3rd row from the front.
S: Kevin did more laying by the pool, and I drove down to the park where Miami Man was going on. Checked out the layout, got checked in, rode my bike around a little for one final tune up, ran a mile on some of the run course, and then drove the bike course. The course as super boring and super straight, lots of open farm land and pretty much dead straight, it was an out and back with a 2 loop lollipop at the out, and all turns were 90 degrees. Went back to the hotel, had an amazing dinner right down the street from our hotel, and then called it a night.
Race recap: coming soon…