Even though it has been my "offseason" I have continued to run. The March marathon still appears to be a go. I am excited. The course is mostly flat so I am confident I will be able to get through it. Over the next couple of weeks I will have to start training with either a handheld or a belt. We will see. I know that nutrition makes or breaks distance runners and I am not going to allow that to keep me from finishing.
I am also working on my schedule for next year. Right now I am planning on at least one triathlon, one run, and one long bike ride per month from March until about October. I would love to do an Olympic Triathlon by May and then a half by October.
I also have officially hired a coach. So far it has been great. I have been making considerable progress. Fortunately my initial coach taught me really well so now we are just refining technique and increasing confidence. I have to learn how to relax. Not very easy for me.
Will try to keep you better updated on my progress.