I’m two(ish) weeks post surgery and all I can say is I hope others reading this blog don’t have to got through the same issues as I have. The drugs are terrible, the pain is so bad, even with medication, that I can’t ride on anything but the trainer and not being able to swim eight weeks out from my first race is sort of a problem.
On the plus side, bike and run training are actually going pretty well. On the run side, my anticipated 5k time has continued to drop. I now estimate it to be around 5:45 a mile, down from 6:00. And I am getting more and more comfortable on my long runs. I do plan to add some more transitions runs shortly, so I don’t flop coming off the bike when it really counts.
There’s been a lot of change in my life the last couple of weeks. Not only have I converted full-time to triathlon, changed my bike fit and moved to a new apartment. The first order of business has been finding appropriate training routes, which has been difficult given the new suburban area I now live. All is not lost though, this new-found challenge has given me motivation to try something new in my training. Trainer work! Read more