Thursday, June 19, 2008
It’s amazing the ebbs and flows I feel during this training. It’s amazing how I can be soooo into it one day and regretting I ever signed up for the race the next. I have had a real motivation issue this week. I haven’t been feeling well and I didn’t really work out for 3 days, in my mind that is the end of the world, I’ve blown in all. Now in reality of course I know that’s not true. But when you have a few measly months to follow a plan and you miss some days, that’s how it feels sometimes. I keep flip flopping. One day I am really geeked to try for the HIM, the next day I am really geeked to just give that up and concentrate on sprints so that I can then also concentrate on a fall marathon and century ride. I am not sure what I want to do and I am not sure I am having fun anymore. But anyway, the point is I have been sick and workouts were nonexistent this week. This morning I got up and ran 4 miles with Ilana and it felt great. Perfect morning, a little cool, got to wear a long sleeved shirt. I felt awesome when I got home, but then I curled back up with G and when I woke back up 20 mins later I felt like I got ran over. Catnaps in the morning are BAD ideas. Today is the summer solstice; the longest day of summer. To celebrate we are taking a 40 mile bike ride tonight. I am looking very forward to it. But b/c I am a little sick, I hope that riding 40 isn’t pushing it and won’t cause me to continue to be sick. I want to feel good for my race on Sun. I am very nervous about my next tri, but excited that there are only 150 people allowed, only like 30 in my swimming wave so that will be nice.

I found out that there is indeed a summer’s masters group that swims in the morning near my house. I am so happy about that. So I am tweaking my schedule starting next week and it will look like this:
Mon – AM swim 1000-2000 yards at JCC (meet Janet)
Tues – AM speedwork with Ilana, PM weights
Wed – AM masters swim class, PM 20ish mile bike/run
Thurs- AM 4-6 mile run, PM 20ish mile bike/run
Fri – either AM or PM weights, maybe short run
Sat – Long bike (30-60miles)/run (6-8miles)
Sun – Long run (8-13 miles)
And on either Sat or Sun I will get an OW swim in. That’s the plan. Once I get better at swimming I may add another masters swim on Mon, Fri or Sat, but I do have to pay $5 every time I go, so 4 times a month is probably enough.


JenC said...

Well, it is okay to ebb and flow. By the time the race gets here, you'll know.

It was nice riding with you on Sunday! You are definitely riding strong!

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