3 swims this week, one of which was very promising. I had more speed than I've ever had in the pool before, averaging 2:31 per 200 repeat in the one good workout. The rest was just filler but I AM starting to feel more comfortable and loose again. I'll probably swim 3 or 4 times a week through March but I don't plan to try and really kill it in the pool.
A slightly down week in biking with most of the time coming indoors in spin class. The main effort was doing the bike relay portion of the Charlotte Long Course Duathlon (3 mile run, 30 mile bike, 3 mile run) where Behme did the run portion. It was a fun time but I had psyched myself out by the time Saturday came around; there were some pretty fast guys at the race: Brian Duffy (Inside Triathlon's Amateur Triathlete of the Year), Tim Surface (first year pro consistently in the low 4:0x at the 70.3 distance), Justin Park (another pro), and Will Haas (2nd place last year and a good short distance duathlete recently converted into triathlete).
Behme started out hard right on those guys' heels with a 5:35 first mile before finally coming to his senses and backing down a little bit before coming into T1 at 18:30. I quickly grabbed his timing chip and headed out for the hardest 30 miles I have ever ridden.