We had a great night tonight, thanks in part to everyone feeling a bit better (including me). A quick supper, a trip to Home Depot, and a treat at DQ (yeah, I've gotta back off on them). Lots of laughs, lots of good talking. Really, a great time - one of those "great to be a husband/dad" nights.
Perhaps even better - no swimming. :D Sorry, but it was supposed to be entirely butterfly too, so I'm certainly not heartbroken. But truthfully, I've been working to get rested up again so I don't get sick. How tired? Well, I did sort of fall asleep on the bus this morning...and this afternoon...again.
And with the family on the mend (hopefully) I attempt to slowly restore my training plan as well. While planning this week's Prep-phase plan, I realized that "Oh crap - two weeks to the Base phase!" No worries - I think the hardest part is still trying to merge the marathon and half-iron plans together. :D
With that, here's the thoughts for Week 7.
This week's challenges will be tough. Work, as always, but stronger - as we're due to release new software in 2wks...and we're 3wks behind. Another unknown is the health of my family - hopefully it continues to improve. And, possibly, the weather - since Ottawa is still floating around the freezing mark with snow, rain and sleet. Yup, we've been getting it all lately.
I think to counter these challenges, I'll have to focus on keeping the workouts a bit shorter and at a slightly higher intensity. Time will be key this week, and probably will be through into the new year.
And with that - here we go. Early to bed tonight to get rested up for the rest of the week. Hey, if Mr. Oseen can pull a 20mi run with a 102F fever, I can give this plan a shot.