Oh God, is he gonna make another reference to his knee injury that occurred 6 months ago? YES!
I was so devastated by that injury that I figured once I made my come back that I would be doing nothing but playing catch up all season. Thank God for accumulated base and muscle memory!
Not only have I made my come back, but I have exceeded a goal I had planned for this Fall: Breaking 20 mins in the 5K. I unofficially did it during a 4 miler Super Bowl Sunday down in Central Park.
Now? An upcoming goal is to break 40 mins in the 10K!
In the pool? I have become more and more confident with flip turns and have started to regain some of that speed that I had this time last year. The 500 I swam at the Sweetheart Tri with zero warmup showed that my swimming form is returning...slowly.
Its hard to say how things are progressing on the bike. I am holding higher wattage on the CompuTrainer, but without long outdoor rides, its hard to quantify those results.
Strength? Last year I did a paltry amount (almost laughable) amount of strength workouts prior to my knee injury. This year? Heck this month alone! I have been doing a LOT. Mostly to keep strengthening my knee (because I am paranoid of another relapse) but also I am noticing that I am not getting as sore after long runs or races while holding faster run averages and bigger run volume.
As my coach keeps telling me, "You will thank the strength workouts 8 hours into your Ironman."
Waffles? I am totally PR-ing my waffle intake over last year. :)
Next month? A number of goals, #1 is PR-ing my Half Marathon time by a freaking eternity at the National Half (or whatever its called now) and doing all of my long rides outside.
BRING IT ON MARCH!!!!