Thursday, May 5, 2011

Biking season/earnings season

Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Run 5.5 miles, swim 3,100 yards
Thursday: Swim 2,300 yards, run 7 miles

I think the entire city must have decided at the same time that Biking Weather has returned, because my bike has been at the shop for two days now waiting for new tires, and they're still not done with it. If they don't call early tomorrow, I'm going to have to go down there and kidnap it back, because the Ironman training plan waits for no one. Or something.

In my world it's "earnings season," which is when all the public companies report their quarterly results, producing many, many, many transcripts that need to be edited. Usually the company I work for provides a substantial bonus for doing tons of work during these weeks (like the equivalent of 15-hour days). But for this time around there's no bonus, which (go figure!!) substantially reduces my desire to work 15-hour days. It's good for my training, though. I'm still at my desk a lot, but not so much that I can't get my workouts in. And meanwhile, the company is stuck with a truly horrific backlog of work that they can't get assigned, which pretty much serves them right.


  1. Yes, no bonus is a convenient disincentive! It is inconvenient when nice weather brings out recreational cyclists...!

  2. Haha. That's their fault for not giving the bonus. Everyone's happy to work more for more money, but the moment it's taken away, the desire disappears.

    Good luck with the bikenapping.