The next phase of training included some swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and then some more swimming in the pool. I come from a background of ocean swimming so i prefer the salt water and swells and changing currents. Unfortunately, I also know that working on your stroke and doing drills and timed intervals in the pool will create a faster open water swimming experience. I ended up with 150 mins of total swimming, some of it faster in the pool and some of it enjoying the views in the Gulf. All of it was worthwhile as i got out of the water to soak in the warm spring air after each workout.
The bike is another story. I feel like the sitting on my Florida bike with a different saddle and crank arm length aggravated the hip differently than it did on my computrainer. So 100 miles was all i did on 4 different rides. Using cadence as my guide I found 90 rpm to be the most comfortable, but i intend to take a week off from the bike and try to ride outside soon.
I'm looking forward racing the Run for the Gold 5k in my high school home town of Pinckney, MI this weekend so i will let you know how things go.