It’s now been four weeks since the “bone crusher” and I collided in the pool and I’m happy to say that things have progressed very well. I’ve started swimming without my splint and the hand/wrist seems to be okay! I’m still being cautious as I don’t want anymore setbacks but everything seems to be back on track.
To be honest, this injury hasn’t affected my training too much. With the exception of some missed swimming the first week I haven’t really missed a beat in regards to my riding and running. In fact, I think all the trainer riding I’ve been doing has actually made me stronger. It will be nice to get back out on the road though!
Running has been coming along well. We’ve been doing things a little different this year and I seem to be responding well to the program. A couple weeks ago coach Jon had us run a half marathon as part of our training. Having never raced one before I wasn’t really sure what to expect but I enjoyed the distance. I struggled a bit from 5-10k but was able to get back on track in the second half thanks to some pacing from Jon. It was nice having him out there. I finished in a time of 1:07:35.
The triathlon season is officially underway with the Mooloolaba World Cup occurring just this past weekend. It was exciting following it online. I’m certainly getting anxious to race but I won’t be toeing the line for another six weeks. The past few years I’ve usually tried to hit the first couple races of the season, but with everything that has gone on we’ve decided to delay it a bit this year. It’ll be nice to get some more training in.