Well, not really new but they've been hiding for a while and are back!
Of course, my muscles are nothing compared to many of you swimmers and gym rats out there, I know, but this old bag is feeling like she belongs in the pool and at the gym much more. And that confidence, along with having finally kicked that annoying cough, has helped me to a good fifth week of training:
3 full-body strength workouts (feels good to feel strong)
2 swims (4900 yards - one on my own, one with a group - wanting to swim more!)
2 runs (14.35 mi - one 10-miler and a 4-miler that wasn't supposed to be speed work- Oops!)
2 bike rides (80.2 mi - one 25-miler and one 55 miler mi - Both by myself since Dave was on travel. Not as fun but I got them done).
Overall, there are definitely some cool things that I can do now that I couldn't do a couple months ago:
Unfortunately, there are also some uncool things I can do if I'm not careful:
Anyway, my first phase of iron training, 5 weeks of building a muscular base, has been completed. I'm very pleased with the results. Coach Bill says my shoulders look much stronger and Dave says my butt is noticeably smaller :-) I think/hope if I can keep from getting injured this year, I just might have some speed left in me yet.
Next up: Base Building!