This is the first time in my four years of triathlon that I took a bona fide off-season. I've always been a big proponent of off-season training, but this year my schedule made it pretty much impossible to maintain consistency, especially in the bike and swim. So when I got back from interviews last week, I knew that it was go time. I was totally fine hitting the bike like my ass was firmly glued to it (7 hours last week), and I had never stopped running. It was the swimming that is just painful. It had been 3 months since I had consistently swam and I just didn't want to go at all. I had managed to go on my own twice since I'd been back, but couldn't bring myself to go to masters. I just felt like it would be humiliating and very, very painful. The extra 5 pounds don't help either. Thankfully, my good friend and training buddy Lanny had me over for burgers last night and gave me a subtle reminder about practice in the morning. Then he and Tony were there this morning at the butt crack of dawn and I think it went something like this:
I brought these:
And Although I felt like this:
And looked like this:
I ended up..
Although I think there should seriously be some sort of law outlawing any psycho from waking up at 4:30am when they don't have to be at work until 10:30....
Other notes from my second week back:
Last Friday I went to the store to pick some things up for a party we were having. This was about 5 days into real training. I was hit like a ton of bricks by this insurmountable fatigue and stupidity. It took me more than an hour to get out of that place because I kept forgetting what I was there for. I circled that damn grocery in its entirety no less than three times
The very random appetite pattern has started. Train hard for 3-4 hours? No appetite. Easy day for 1 hour? Eat like a labrador loose in a garbage factory. How does that work?
I ordered my new bike this week! I seriously need to start redesigning this blog now that Team Timex is official. Anyone out there know a good program to use to redesign banners? Has to be free and Mac friendly...
I am too chicket $hit to look to see how many weeks I have left before Oceanside/Timex camp, but I'm already getting nervous. I feel like a slug for all my workouts. Better come together fast!
Hope everyone had a great week!
A Few Good Swims
2 days ago