I feel so awesome. I wonder if this plantar fasciitis is a blessing in disguise. I can't run right now so I've been hitting the bike, swim, and weights hard. After the Great Western Loop on Saturday, I stupidly ran 8 miles on my stupid foot. After a quick nap, I grabbed Torch for a quick 1 hour ride on the bike path before sunset. Apparently, the sun sets at 5:45 now. Awesome. I also revamped my 2009 IM-Canada training plan. Did you know Ironman California 70.3 is only 6 weeks away (gulp)? And the Solvang Century only 3? I'm going to find out this year if undertrained is better than overtrained (for a change).
Monday morning I swam UCSD masters. I love it. I can't get enough. I swam again this morning. We had an 800 free test set mixed in. Awesome. I'm swimming faster too, shaving time off my 100 base. I am recovering very quickly from my workouts with only minimal soreness. Monday evening, I popped Torch on the trainer for 60 minutes of base training with Coach Troy. Felt so good. Last night, I grabbed Pandora for some hill "repeats", except in San Diego, there is no reason to do one hill more than once. I headed up Portofino, a short, steep, force you out of the saddle climb. Then, up the outside of Torrey Pines, a long, gradual hill for a steady, seated climb. Then, down to the Shores and back up La Jolla Shores Drive--a mix of seated and standing. Then, back down Torrey Pines and up the inside for a shorter mix of seated and standing. 22 miles of hills. Aaaah. Felt sooo good. I'm not sore today either!
I think I'll hit the gym for weights this afternoon. And why break my record of biking 4 days in a row? I think I'll hit the trainer again tonight too. At least I'm sleeping like a baby!