It’s officially cold here in northeast Florida. This morning at 8am it was 23° F here in Jacksonville. For comparison, at the same time, it was 27° F in Anchorage, Alaska. Given the fact that the majority of the US is cold right now, I won’t get any sympathy…but c’mon! It’s FLORIDA! Sunshine state! Land of the Bermuda shorts and knee-high socks! Jimmy Buffett land. Flip-Flop central. Half the people in this state probably don’t even have a coat! The forecast calls for this really freaky cold snap to last through the week, with lows in the mid-teens and highs in the 40’s. This is NOT typical Florida weather, even for January. I guess that means I’ll be showing some love to the treadmill and the bike trainer for a while.
No training last week, as I spent the week in the Tennessee Mountains near Gatlinburg. Did some skiing and hiking. The Smoky Mountains are beautiful. We saw some amazing waterfalls, saw snow (both the hard, packed kind on the side of the road as well as some actually falling from the sky), and saw about 10,000 t-shirt shops and go-cart places. Yeah…Gatlinburg is a little…shall we say…touristy?
Today marks about 18 weeks until the Rev3 half iron in Knoxville…my A1 race (I have an A2 race in October). Still haven’t decided on what training plan I want to use. I’ve looked at several, and even tried to find the one I used when I did the IM 70.3 Fla a couple of years ago…still pondering. I’ve actually thought about taking my IM training plans and cutting them down some, but that seems like a lot of work. So…until I can decide on a plan, I’m going to “freewheel it”. I had a quick run at lunch today, and will swim this evening. From there, who knows…