No, that’s not the countdown to Carmaggedon. It’s the countdown until my first triathlon of the year, Strawberry Fields. I got sideswiped by a bad cold, so my training regimen over the last week went right out the window. This morning I felt well enough to do a brick workout at Zuma Beach, but only the bike (18mi) and the run (4 mi). Just the thought of swimming in the ocean made my lingering cough worse. Still, I got myself there and seeing my teammates out there too helped my morale and I had a great time.
The only real worry I have right now is that I haven’t touched the ocean in about 8 months. That makes me a little nervous, but I’m sure it won’t be the only thing that does so I won’t think about it too much. I’m feeling excited too and hopeful that I will shave at least 3 mins 20 sec from each leg, including total transition time.
I also hope the 405 freeway closure won’t impact travel too badly next weekend. Sometimes we Los Angelenos do funny and unexpected things when presented with a barrier that prevents our normal travel routine. We’re working on that, and by we I mean me. I cannot speak for the rest of LA drivers as I don’t really feel that I should be classified as one of the crazy– well, crazier, ones.
On a different note, I got to hear the space shuttle Atlantis’ successful lift off of the last NASA shuttle launch– on the local NPR station on the radio, LA county sales tax is down to 8.75% now and gas is under $3.75/gallon on average. Yay for all of that!
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