It's been a busy last couple of weeks at work, which had slowed down my training recently--or more correctly, has kept me from increasing my training as much as I have wanted. I've finally gotten past the busiest weeks of my month and now will have a few weeks of relative calm. Whether it is good, bad or neither, my schedule goes into utter chaos the week and a half before the coming 70.3.
This should finally give me the chance to bring my 70.3 training up to its peak before tapering down for my April 25 date with the Lone Star Half Ironman (now called Ironman 70.3 Texas). Compared my current training to my training leading up to my last 70.3 this past October, I am ahead on my running, a bit behind on my bike training and about even on my swimming. In reality I had racked up more total training time in the months before the October event, but I also have a greater athletic base for this event as I ran 4 events in the December - February time period.
For all my efforts to train for this race, I only got around to registering for it last night. I should be grateful that it had not yet sold out, although I was watching the race director's website for any signs of an impending sellout.