Did my second brick today, and it was hard. I rode the longer way home, which is 14.5 miles and hilly instead of 12 miles and flat. It took 55:29, which I consider good time. Then I had a 1:52 T2. I guess that's slow, but at the race I won't have to maneuver my bike around inside our apartment. We'll see how it goes. Finally I ran 3.6 miles in 33:10 which is faster than I thought I'd go.
After a week of a kind of hurt back (swam once), and a week of vacation on the east coast (ran once), I'm back on top of things this week. While I don't always enjoy all my exercise *cough*swimming*cough*, it is satisfying to have done them all, and feel pretty good. Here's a breakdown of what I try to do every week (and succeeded at this week): Every morning after I shower I do about 10 minutes of stretching and some token ab exercises.
After a week of not doing anything, I was feeling OK on Friday. So Saturday I swam, and today I ran. I think my back is back to its only occasionally painful state. But I am going to see my doctor about it, in an attempt to get to the bottom of my back problem.