Arghhhh, I was really looking forward to an intense workout with trainer D., only he was not there! I very much enjoyed the couple sessions I had with him in June, but I think that his approach to scheduling and mine are too different for this to work out - I've already paid for ten sessions in advance, and only had two, so I guess I'd better get in touch with the CU personal training office and get them to assign me to someone else. It is a pity, because this June and July bit really was the window where I wanted to fit in the training - it does not go so well with marathon training, which I will be starting up seriously in September (one is always avoiding some crucial set of exercises because of tenderness in hamstring or hip flexor!), and now I feel I've mostly missed the window.
(But I am eyeing the class schedule at World Gym in Grand Cayman, and also contemplating the delightfulness of the spin bike that Brent has obtained! Not the same thing as road miles, but more realistic for me at this point - traffic a bit hairy round about Seven Mile Beach, and it is also hurricane season, i.e. incredibly hot and humid and with torrential downpours at the drop of a hat! I think I will be much better able to put in a lot of hours on the indoor bike in front of the television - looking forward to quality time with Coach Troy! I have that early October half-ironman as a very powerful incentive to put in the time - I have to write an article and a book review during the three+ August weeks I'm in Cayman, but that is not an excessive amount of work, so I am imagining that I may be able to do really massive amounts of sea-swimming and treadmill-running also!)
(And now D. has called to apologize - he got a last-minute assignment to do security for the governor, and forgot about our appointment! He is generously offering a free session in compensation - if we can schedule it! - but I guess I am still thinking I probably need to switch trainers....)