16 September 2006

I'm in a rut.

It's a good rut, but a rut nonetheless.

I get up in the morning, workout, go to work, come home, go to sleep. Repeat as necessary.
Unfortunately, as necessary is becoming more and more often. I need to do something to shake things up but I'm not sure what. As I said, it's a good rut, things are getting done, I just need a little excitement.

Tomorrow is my race. I was so looking forward to this race since I conquered the swim on my last one, that I am depressed that it's a run-bike-run. I don't want to swim with box jelly but I don't want to run that much either. Oh well, get over it. My next tri is in 3 weeks and that swim will definitely happen as it's in semi-sheltered lagoons.

There are 4 lagoons like this one. So you run into the lagoon, swim 3 strokes, run out to the next one. It's hard but it's quite fun. Also, you go off in age groups because the lagoons are too small to hold many people at once. So there is only 5-10 people at a time swimming with you.

I've never done this one and I'm really looking forward to it. Women of a certain age do this in sundresses and cruiser bikes, it's quite amusing.

So there's that one then 1 more in early November and that's it for the year. Then my Honu 70.3 training begins in earnest and I start signing up for next year.

The tri "season" starts here in April so I want to get a few in before the big show. I'm also going to do the metric century ride and a couple of other races. It will be a busy year.

Maybe that's the problem. I kind of feel like I'm in a holding pattern. I have to keep training because there is still a few more races to do. I don't want to make any great changes in my routine because I want to do well in the upcoming races. So even though I'm doing speedwork and hills and varying my workouts I feel like I'm treading water. I'm ready to be into November and start my serious program.

I don't want to change things up too much because I'm doing pretty good and the Ko Olina and Haleiwa tris are small, I may be able to place in my age group :)

Okay, enough rambling today. I'm going on a leisurely bike ride through a neighborhood that is having a community garage sale. I'm just going to ride through and see what I may find.

Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great race tomorrow. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Racing always seems to show me where i need to shake things up. be well.


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