Thursday, January 7, 2010

Here is the new haircut. Mrs. Supervision didn't want to go all the way bald, so we went with a #1 all over. I kinda like it. Now that I cut it this short I see lots of people with this style, (or lack of style) and it doesn't bother me. it does bother me that when light hits the sides of my hair it is light, but when it hits the tops it is dark, which gives me a halo of sorts in certain lighting. My kids mentioned that now my whiskers are longer than my hair, but since they mentioned that I will have to shave... I always shave when people mention my whiskers. They know they can get me to shave just by saying "Dad, are you growing a beard?"
On the training front, I am focusing on running. Monday I did intervals, I do not have them mapped, but since my entire run took 40 min for 4 miles, and I alternated running fast and walking, I would estimate the running portion to be sub 8 minute miles. Wednesday was a solid 10 minute mile tempo run.
Now that my incisions from the melanoma have mostly healed, I think I can start getting back into the pool. Now I just need to find a lane that is heated and not filled with New Years resolutionists.
It is quite cold out (32F) and so I am going to have to set up the trainer for the bike for a couple weeks. I was really hoping to get outside, but that is going to have to wait until the weekend when I can start a little later in the day when the temp is closer to 50F degrees.
So that is it in a nutshell. I am mostly healed and ready to go. Gulf Coast Tri is in 17 weeks. I gotta get my volume up and start working on that run. Since Augusta was 6.5 hours, I am going for sub 6 at gulf coast. I think that the courses are both easy, and the 10 minute benefit I got from swimming downstream in Augusta should be made up in at least 10 minutes gained on the flat bike course. The run for GCT is flat as the one in Augusta so hopefully overall fitness and improved running efficiency should get me 30+ minutes - hopefully. We will see. My parents got me a digital video recorder for Christmas, so maybe I can make some video to post too.


Mike Russell said...

Have you been cleared by your doctor to swim too? I would check with him/her on that front before getting into the pool.

Ryan said...

went to the doc and got two more holes last night. they are little, but I think i need to give them some time to heal, too. I think i am out for another week of swimming.

Ryan said...

Don't count out the heat at GCT... It's nicknamed the Gulf Roast for a reason. I did it 2 years ago and it was 90 degrees with 90% humidity at the run turnaround. Oh the good times ;-)

Ryan said...

Ryan - good point. Hopefully my being south of that I will have some good hot weather days. If i see it being hot outside I will run at lunch (bundled up and blocked 100% from the sun of course.)

Keith said...

You say "growing a beard" like it's a bad thing. And 32 F is sooo not cold.