So where have I been? Well, keeping somewhat busy, actually. And not just work, and friends, and all that other life stuff that get’s in the way. I’ve actually been sort-of training. Here’s a bit of backstory…
On June 4th, I completed the Mooseman with that sprint tri as my only training beforehand. It didn’t go great, but it wasn’t miserable either. The swim felt amazing. It was my first tri with a wetsuit, which was odd but considering how cold the water was, it wasn’t really an option. The bike was decent, although hillier than I would have liked. And (as always) the run was miserable. The silver lining there was, I ended up getting caught by one of my Team In Training buddies, and we finished the last half mile or so together. And then I got a massage and free ice cream!
So yes, I swam a mile, biked 28 miles and did a 10k with no training. I know…I’m a brat. And I don’t say this to rub it in. I say it because it really got me thinking. If I can do that without training, what would happen if I really tried.
No we come to the “Yes, I’ve actually been training” part. I signed up of a half-marathon. Yeah, I don’t really believe it either, especially considering how much I hate running. But I actually really enjoy doing triathlons. So the way I see it, is that I am forcing myself to get better at my weakest sport. I’ve even come up with a new mantra:
“Trying to run…Running to Tri”
So there you have it. I’m about three weeks in to the training plan I’ve devised for myself & its going pretty great. I’m attempting to resist the urge to push myself beyond my training plan (everyone warns you about that one), but the runs feel good so far, so I’ve been adding a bit more distance than I should. Of course, I made the plan up myself (sort of), so I guess I can change it too. Today I just finished a 1.85 mile run & it felt great.
Can’t wait to see what tomorrow’s run brings!