Sunday, March 17, 2013

Desert Training 2013

I told a friend of mine the other day that my excuse for not writing a blog since January (yikes!) is that I've been busier and more tired than I've been in a long time. But being busy and tired is a good thing because it means that I'm back training and doing what I love to do!

I came out to Phoenix in early January with the intent of staying until I was back in shape and ready to race again. It's been an amazing few months - finishing off my rehab at Endurance Rehab and making the transition back to full time training with some awesome training partners. Not to mention training in the heat which I love! I still have some work to do to get back to where I want to be, but as long as each week is better than the previous week, I'll take it. On my long run today, I realized that this was my biggest run week since August of 2011. So yes, I'll take it. :)

My first race of the season will be the Leadman Tri in Tempe on April 14th - 2.5km swim, 111.5km bike, 11km run - and then I'll head back to San Diego. More to come in the next few weeks. Onwards and upwards 'til then!

5 comments:

Steve Torres said...

Hey Donna. Did you train at Athletes Performance in 2005?

Donna Phelan said...

Hey Steve, yes, I was at Athletes Performance in, I believe, the spring of 2005 following IT band surgery.

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Madalyn Oconnell said...

“...as long as each week is better than the previous week, I'll take it.” That's a great way to look at it! Recovery and rehab is perhaps the toughest part in suffering an injury because there are times when progress is slow or non-existent, or worst yet, there's a setback. It's great to hear that you're almost at 100%. Good luck with your competition, Donna!

-Madalyn

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