OK, so I promised myself and my fitday a run tonight (plus, I want to play with my Nike +... yay new toy) but I want to post too. So I have twelve minutes. Eleven now!
First, bootcamp: Rocks. I love it and I'm really going to miss it. Monday was stair sprints. Ow! By far and away the hardest thing we've ever done. Today was Mt Vic again- running an undulating circuit including two decent sets of stairs. I started off further back than I wanted to, and spent the next half hour trying to catch up to the fitties in the front. It took the whole time, but I did it- just. Unfortunately, my punishment was being grouped with the fast kids for our hill sprints (which is fair enough) and told to do four. FOUR! Ow! By the time we were done I was completely pooped but felt SO strong. By the end of each session my endurance is really showing, but it's making less and less of a difference as everyone else gets fitter.
Secondly, my next races: The Kapiti Womens Tri on 2 March. Now I have a hens night to organise the night before, and I'm not letting my bride down by piking on her, so I don't hold out much hope for my performance, but should be fun, I hope.
More excitingly, today I entered my first proper offroad race. It's a loop of Lake Rotoiti in Nelson with a bunch of Scottish and related folks, hopefully staying in my family's bach (Mum's parents and sister...) I'm SO amped to get into training (although it's a 100% For Fun race), and I'm glad I'll have this to look forward to after bootcamp. Morning commutes for backpack practice, hilly afternoons and offroad weekends... But I'll keep up with the swimming. Oh yeah, and the cycling (ugh).
My minutes are up- gotta dash :-)