TRI Training Update 7-2011
July was great! It didn’t go according to plan, but as I never expect anything in life to stay 100% on track, I haven’t been fussed about it. The first few weeks were excellent. Everything kept feeling great in all three disciplines. Then, I cut the bottom of my foot and had a bit of difficulty doing much of anything training-wise. So, I simply enjoyed the unexpected free time for a week.
The following week I had the opportunity to work in Seoul. I happened to be there during the heaviest rains and floods they’ve had since they started keeping record 100 years ago. The day that the flooding was the worst I had gone out with some coworkers. We didn’t really know that flooding had occurred until we were on the subway crossing the Han River and observed how high it was, how it flooded up onto the adjacent roads, washed out the running/biking path and the swimming pools that line it. It was amazing to get back to the hotel that night and see the scope of it all on the news. We really had no idea. Heavy rain this time of year is expected, so we just went out after work without checking. Oops. Needless to say, my business-as-usual post-work outside sessions did not happen as I had hoped. If I get another opportunity to visit Seoul perhaps the weather will be better for everyone, and I’ll get to check out some of the outside runs I had mapped out. On the upside, the hotel had a gym, and sit ups, push ups etc. can be done anywhere! Images of flooding in Seoul: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/08/south_korean_deluge.html
So, though my July hours were lower than I planned for, it was an interesting month. Oh, how I do love interesting! August is feeling very good so far, so it seems the unplanned rest didn’t hurt! One month to go! More fun times ahead!