Note to self: next time we want to do a solid "deep-dive" into training, don't align this with moving into a new house with nothing but a mattress.
Due to moving in, our first week training in Noosa was more "shallow flop" than "deep-dive", but we got the necessities taken care of quickly and have settled into a nice routine.
I shouldn't say we are "moving" perhaps. We are still maintaining our place in Encinitas, California, but we have now bought our first home in the Sunshine Beach neighborhood of Noosa in Queensland as home base #2. Luke's family is all based here and it is hard to argue against the year-round trainable weather, perfect training grounds, and possibly the world's best coffee shops.
|winter in Noosa (thanks to Jacque for the photos!)|
|Out the back door is the chop wood loop in Noosa National Park|
|Wynne takes weekly Thursday walks with Nanna & Pa's walking group while mum & dad hit a track session|
|getting our long ride on in the hinterland|
After those first 10 days, though, things started to click. I finally didn't feel tired any more and I started to feel like my old fit self. As I spend more time in this sport, I am starting to realize that the fitness you accumulate over the years eventually DOES add up to something (who knew?). For years, I doubted this. But now that I've crossed into the 7+ year mark of consistent (minus pregnancy) training over time, I find that it doesn't take me quite as long to get back into the shape I was in before I took a break (for whatever reason- post-race, off season, etc).
We've been here in Sunshine Beach nearly a month now and I already feel like my Ironman fitness is coming onto a new level. Now, anything faster than Ironman fitness is not quite sharp at the moment, but I am really starting to dig in to the longer rides, runs and swims with deeper fitness than I've have felt before. I'm not just spinning along for 6hrs on my long ride, I'm riding that s$%t!
|the Wednesday crew headed out to Montville.|
I want to post a few pictures of our new abode soon, but I have a perfection complex with this sort of thing- need to get it just right first..
From my corner of the world to yours... have a great week!