I decided to take the week off from any training this week so it's been pretty uneventful. The half marathon on sunday was my last scheduled race this year so I thought a rest week was in order. It wasn't 100% activity free though since I play volleyball twice a week from October to April. Monday nights it's women's leaugue and Wednesday nights it's coed and I play with Paul, Sydney, and Andy.
Three of my good friends, who are doing Ironman in Cozumel at the end of November, have a 6 hour ride scheduled on Sunday. I'm planning to join them for maybe half of it as long as the predicted rain holds off. Truthfully, I'm feeling a little lost right now with respect to training and what I should be doing on a regular basis.
November's shaping up to be pretty busy. I have two work trips planned and Paul and I are going to Cozumel for a week with our friends to watch them race the Ironman (and get some sun/sand/drinks!).
I'm excited for December because I start my new plan! With my new coach! I'm really excited to start working with Mary at TriMoxie Coaching. I've been following her personal blog for a while and really like her style. When I decided to do the Half Ironman I decided that I wanted to get to the starting line fully prepared and as confident in my training as I could be. I looked at a lot of options and debated the benefits of going with a local coach versus someone online that I just felt would be really cool and "get" me (yes - I got this feeling just from reading her blog!). Exchanging emails with her sealed the deal. I got's me a coach! I'm her first Canadian athlete too which I think is really cool.
Stay tuned for lots of excitement to come!