Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my last post about my mom. I’m lucky to have a great support system, one that extends into the virtual world at that.
An update on my feet–I think I am making some progress with them. The left one, which started hurting first, is definitely tracking ahead of the right, but my right one is also getting better. For the past week I’ve been extremely conservative, only water running and a little swimming. I’m hoping that in another week I can put the bike back into the equation, and then move towards running again. Haven’t I been here before this year? Not the kind of deja vu I like!
Onto some potential racing plans. It’s clear that I won’t be running heavy mileage for quite some time and that I’ll need to supplement with cycling and swimming. To me that means I should put my cross-training to good use with a triathlon. I’m thinking late summer to early fall is when, but I still need to figure out which tri. Because summer limits me time-wise, I’m thinking a sprint is in order. So help me pick:
1. Tri the Wildwoods, Aug. 20–A sprint distance at the Jersey Shore. Pros–A nice weekend get-away for the family and a flat course. Cons–Requires travel time and expense and follows right on the heels of vacation.
2. Delaware Diamondman sprint, Sept. 11–Pros–Can drive up day of race for this one. cons–The bike is 16 miles and the run is only 2 miles. Not playing to my strong suit with that combination.
3. Marshman sprint, Sept. 18–Pros–It’s near where we used to live in the Philadelphia area and we have friends I could stay with/visit. Cons–It’s one week out from the Ragnar relay I’m running with my friends.
So–opinions, please! Which do you think I should do?