Before I get to my gory video (trust me, you don't want to miss out on seeing it so stay with me)... a little update on my training/recovery status.
Last week the effects of outrigger were still lingering, but I got in some solid rest and good workouts. By Saturday, it was time to test my injury-free status. We met for a "long" ride just before 7 a.m. at Santiago Canyon, and holy crap it was freezing. The seasons are definitely changing, and that just sucks. It was high 40s/low 50s for probably the first 45-60 min before the sunshine/warmth started dominating.
All in all, I rode 40 miles of pretty much all hilly terrain. It was hard and I struggle compared to the old me, but I enjoyed every minute. I'm actually excited about the hard work I have ahead. I even voluntarily chose to do some hill repeats just because I clearly need to work on that.
After the ride was the real test, the t-run. We had a transition area set up along the bike path by my house (same spot as OC Tri T2), and my plan was to run/walk the 3.5 miles home. Well, I ended up going 4 miles with mostly running. It felt amazing! Yay!
I'll be honest, I was sore the next day, and I felt it in my knee, but nothing that scared me in terms of sharp/shooting pains. I ran again yesterday, and it seems to be good.
For the HIGHLIGHT of this blog...
Remember that gory/gross photo project I was talking about? Well my creative juices got flowing, and thanks to all your contributions and my Mac iBook Pro, I think I created a masterpiece using a program that was new to me, iMovie.
I must say, I couldn't be happier with the outcome. I will present this to my class on Monday, so consider this a sneak-preview special-invite showing :)
CLICK HERE to check it out :)
(Warning, it's graphic!)
Please let me know what you think!