Nine more days. Nine more days. That also means the ten day forecast now goes through Sunday of next weekend. Currently it’s showing a high of 79 and a 40% chance of scattered rain showers. I know that will change a bit between now and then. Hopefully for the better.
I’ve gotten some workouts in everyday this week. Once again I find myself keeping my training solo. Albeit I went to spinning twice, but sitting in the dark in the corner of class still feels solo to me sometimes. I keep to myself. Except for when our hardcore triathlete instructor who teaches Thursday night dedicates the class to me and the hills I face next weekend at Syracuse and puts us through a tough hill work class.
And tonight, assuming the storms hold off, I’ll go to open water swim where other clubs members will be too. But swimming is a pretty individual activity, even if we all hang out on shore together first helping wrangle each other into wet suits.
In other news, my hip bursitis is bugging me again. I hemmed and hawed over the idea of getting a cortisone shot prior to IMCuse, but I wasn’t really in pain even though I knew it was swelling again. And now that it’s nagging me it’s too late. I know spinning is a big culprit so no more spin between now and IMCuse, lots of ibuprofen, stretching, and my anti-inflammatory cream my doctor gave me for it last time. Plus the bursitis bugs my IT band too, so that needs to be rolled out on both sides. And my calves need some stretching and rolling too. Time to get loose and limber before the big day.
But that’s about it with where I stand at this point. Getting my last few workouts in, stretching and relaxing my muscles to make sure I’m nice and fresh for next weekend. Hoping to get in open water a few more times, but otherwise I think I’m about as ready as I’m going to ever be!
Cheers to the taper!