Thanks so much for all the nice comments on my race report! I am really proud of how it went. I was pretty sore for the first day but really by monday I felt ok. Tuesday I felt good enough for an easy run. I've taken it pretty easy all week but got three runs in and they all felt great. I know it's going to take a few weeks to start getting my speed back but I think I'm off to a good start. I think eliminating all the cycling and swimming will let me devote all my energy to running.
Actually, I will probably keep swimming a couple times a week for core strength and because it's fun. :) I swam once this week and it was awesome. We did intervals and I did my 50s in 47-49 seconds. Then I put on my fins and raced Zach on two separate 50s, we each won one and finished them in about 37 seconds. He's fast!!
4.0 miles/38:49/9:43 average pace
6.2 miles/56:41/9:09 average pace
8.0 miles/1:14:20/9:18 average pace
Zach is doing the Santa Cruz Sprint Tri tomorrow (Sunday) and I'll be the support crew and photographer.
We move to Portland in less than 3 weeks and I'm slowly but surely getting everything taken care of. I've been going through all our stuff in storage and selling some random stuff on craigslist. We both have job leads but nothing for sure yet. I'm getting excited. We've signed up for our first Oregon event: The Run Like Hell Half Marathon (see side bar) in October. It fits in perfectly as part of our marathon training. It's right in downtown Portland and even goes by
our future apartment in the Pearl. Can't beat that!