Ouch. It's been a while.
I've been neglecting to document training and life in general through this blog because I've been doing a ton of audio recording. I toyed with the idea of putting a podcast together but, like most other people who are currently producing podcasts, I would just be rehashing formats that already exist. I would still be adding new content, so to speak, because everyone has different lives and different training plans. But still... I just couldn't manage to get a show format together that I liked. That, and there's a lot that goes into it time-wise (editing, posting, formatting content, etc.) and I've already got time management issues.
So I've been recording audio on the way in each day to work as a means of documenting what I've been doing. I'll try to start writing more on the blog so it is in a published format, because that tends to be much more accessible than wading through hours of nonsensical recordings. Here's the summary so far, since I haven't posted since March:
Big Lake half went well. Finished in 1:51. Room for improvement, but a good start. Ran out of money buying new tri-bikes, so didn't do any triathlons this year. Merrie just finished Timberman in 7 hours or so, but that didn't include a second run loop because they had to shut down the race due to weather. I'm getting ready for VT50 and have about 4 weeks to nail everything down before the race. For next year, looking to focus again on 70.3 distance and get my time down from my current PR of 6:55. Yuck.
I'm still dropping weight, but I've stalled out around 160. Merrie is interested in dropping a lot of weight too, so during the off season we'll be focusing on that. Endurance training is nice, but we've found that it doesn't really burn all the fat that you'd think it would!