MICHAEL LOVATO | Professional Triathlete




Training in San Diego

Monday, January 29, 2007

Ok, so this is just a short update on the training we’ve done here in San Diego. It’s been so nice out, we just haven’t wanted to stop riding and running and swimming. Consequently, we’ve been too tired to write much on the blogs, as we might have thought we would do. Ok, I should speak for myself, as I’m not sure if Amanda has been better about updating.

Some quick thoughts:

The riding here is really much better than I had imagined it would be. I now know why all those folks come here to train for Hawaii. In addition to having incredible weather, the riding is tough, with a lot of climbing: everywhere you go!

There is a lot more trail running than I knew about. I’ve done some nice road runs, but the trails are readily available as well.

Although I’ve definitely gotten stronger, and my cycling has taken a huge boost, I am worried I am becoming soft. How so? Well, when I get back to Boulder on Thursday, I’m going to have to get used to the cold weather all over again. Once you get accustomed to sixties, it’s tough to face thirties and forties again. Ouch.

And finally, counting the one-hour yoga session last night, my seven-day training total was a healthy 39 hours. I’ll summarize more of the specifics later, including a total for the two weeks we will have been in California.

Until then.

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