Does this (notice the missing toenail) mean I can officially call myself an endurance athlete?
Ever since I first got into the sport of triathlon I have been hearing all about people loosing toenails but as of last week, I had never had the experience. Well send me my card! If Mike Reilly's "Ian you are an Ironman" didn't do it, the toenail Couer D'Alene took must have right?
This last weekend consisted of a couple mellow spin sessions on the bike, some swims, and a 5mi run that felt like 15. Last night's 7mi felt like 12 so I will take that as an improvement. My first "real" bike was followed by my first "real" swim this morning, and both felt relatively good. This weekend is looking like it may actually end up being the "kick it back into gear" point. Lucky (unlucky?) for me, Charisa (who just took 1st overall amateur female at Buffalo Springs 70.3 & would have been the 5th pro!!!) and Steven have been nice enough to take my reservation at the Wernick Manor Resort, Botanical Garden, Koi Preserve and Day Spa for the Holiday weekend. I have tentatively co-opted her and Kevin's training plan. Tentatively as in, I may get dropped like a M-80 (sorry, best 4th analogy I could muster). But we shall see, I may be struck with a fit of reality in the next couple days and realize this could be a bad idea, for mind, body and ego.