Saturday, January 05, 2008

Sticking with the Plan

It wasn't easy getting out of the house this morning, it was 7am and only 27F. Today my training plan had me paddling 20 miles. With the holidays over, and only 8 weekends left for EC training, there's not much room for slacking off. So I bundled up and got out there with my Kruger Dreamcatcher.

It was actually very pleasant. A beautiful sunny day which eventually warmed up to 52F. A slight breeze made for good training, paddling into a headwind the first 10 miles (even colder), then a little help with the PAS on the return.

Tomorrow is going to be a bit warmer, it might hit 60F. I've planned a shorter paddle in the morning, then I'll take advantage of the heat for a 20 mile bike ride. I'm hoping Alan joins me on his new bike, if I can drag him away from the boat building for awhile.

Later tomorrow afternoon I'm off to visit KiwiBird. We're going to try and work out our travel plans and car shuttle logistics for getting to Tampa Bay and then from Key Largo. It's all a bit more complicated this year with Paul and Alan racing together in our new Core Sound 20 (of course they still have to finish it in time).

Laura, my triathlon trainer will be pleased to know that I'm sticking with the plan and am on track. I took her advice seriously, and have included time for the dreaded weight training twice a week. Laura created a maintenance plan for me that basically provides great cross-training while I train for WaterTribe, then puts me right where I need to be for the 20 week training for the Louiville Ironman following the EC.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of respect for you Dawn. Your kayaking and canoe abilities are only one facet of a terrific person. I will be pulling for you and doing my best to emulate your spirit, humility, and dedication to something you love.

Sea you on the water

BTW, I'm pulling for you against my former Mirage

Dan Perry