It certainly has been some time since I posted. And I have been somewhat MIA in the social media world, but not in the triathlon world. Quick run-down of what will now be known as the infamous-sub-tropics-to-the-east-coast-weather-pit move and then future posts will deal with the good stuff: training.
So, back in MAY, we began a 4 month long, 5 shipment process to uproot and move the family and pets from Mililani, HI to Washington, D.C. To make matters a bit more complicated, I broke my toe while training for Ironman Coeur d’Alene, because moving OR IM training isn’t hard enough. The first two shipments that included a car and all of our pets, set sail by the end of May. We moved out June 6 (2 days after the Hawaii 70.3 race) and left Oahu June 20. We picked up one car in Seattle and drove to CDA, ID for the race. I read in my log around that time that I had performed the most unorthodox Ironman training in the history of the world… at least that is how I felt. And turns out, it didn’t pay off. I had a sub-stellar swim, a standard bike (I can always ride that bike), but the nutritional ghosts of races past reared their ugly heads again, and by mile 20 of the run, I was in dire straights. In the last 6 miles of the race, I lost around 75-90 minutes of time. It was a spectacular meltdown. So now we know. There is a nutritional quirk that I must figure out and FIX.
From CDA, we drove east. We took 8 days to drive about 2700 miles, stopping briefly along the way to see a few beautiful western sights and visit friends. I spent the next month with my parents as Kirk began his new job and we looked for a place to live. And finally on August 12, we closed on a rowhome in Alexandria, VA.
Since then, Sadie has started school and I finally began to turn my eyes back towards triathlon. I raced once more just for kicks and had a sub-par performance but was satisfied considering my year and my fitness. Fortunately, I have become a part of the Old Town Triathlon Club and was brought on as an additional coach. Business is good. And the training is getting serious once again.
So now its 2012. And we all move forward. Come back and see me and my athletes as we take on the year.