All in all, it wasn't a bad week work-out wise. Swimming on Wednesday went really well. Our swim coach Karen (who won Ironman Canada in 2004) put a quick end to my sandbagging by assigning me to a faster lane. I was able to keep up with the other woman in the lane on the swim sets, but she kept lapping me on the 500m and 300m pull sets. Guess I need to build up my upper body strength again... But I'm not doing so hot on keeping up with the running--I only ran once during the week and paid for it this weekend. I didn't make it to the inaugural TriGirl run on Thursday morning (it was 20 degrees out). After yesterday's 9 miler my knee was hurting so bad I could hardly walk down stairs. Today it's much better, and I can walk around with no pain, but I'm wondering if I'm ramping up my milage too fast. I keep thinking about my physical therapist who worked with me after my ACL surgery. When I told her I had signed up for IMFL, she said it would be nice to see me more often!
I did meet my new TriGirl little sister, who was a real trooper on Saturday and spun with us for a good hour and a half, and then ran about 4 miles. Way to go, Kristen! I'm hoping I can help her develop her running (increasing endurance/distance) if she can reciprocate by getting me to those Thurs morning sessions.