John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oly Training

It dawned on me during a recent run that Philly is a little over 2 months away. OUCH!

Now going into Rumpus, I do not think I actually trained for it. Sure, I swam, spent time on Athena, and of course my true love, running; but I didn't follow a plan and my results speak to that.

I hear you.. I know you are saying.. what? A 1:40 time is great for my first Tri. Despite meeting all of my goals (except transition) for Rumpus in Bumpass (love that name), I KNOW I can do better. My goals were REALLY attainable and exactly what I think a first crack at a Triathlon should be, but there was no pressure. I really didn't try hard. Don't get me wrong, it WAS tough, but .... I do not know how to explain it except, I KNOW I can do better.

The look of sheer exhaustion.
So, I have committed to training, I mean, really training, specifically, for Philly. I do not know exactly which plan I will be following, but I have 8 weeks. I am starting with a 40 mile ride on Athena with the group on Saturday (hoping the rain in the forecast completely disappears). I don't want to look like this coming out of the swim EVER AGAIN.

Also, part of this training mode is to go back to eating for fuel, not for pleasure. I haven't really gained weight (gained some, lost more) but I haven't been eating enough calories for the training that is required. I got lazy, snagged an Italian ice with the kids here and opted for more than one bacon-cheese burger at Five Guys (YUM!) a week there.... but starting today... I am heading back to the fueling tent.
What obstacles are holding you back from VICTORY?

4 comments:

LB said...

the fear of open water is holding me back (going to work on that this weekend...check!) and my diet is holding me back...i too eat for sheer pleasure!

Julie said...

8 weeks is a great amount of time to really nail this!

The main obstacle holding me back is the heat...and there is not much I can do about that. We train in Spring Oregon weather - wet and cold - and then my A race is in hot high desert Oregon at about 90 degrees.
I don't remember the heat affecting me like this when I was younger.
Aging...phfttt.

momof3 said...

Hilarious timing on this ... NOTHING is holding me back starting on SUNDAY. My HD hold NO MORE OVER ME. And so... I just finished constructing my SPRINT TRI plan from scratch last night. Keeping in mind though - it's a 300M pool swim, so NOTHING like what you dealt with a Rumpass.

Rene' said...

Food, Food, Food which I am taking control of as of now. I have gained weight since last year at this time and I need to take a step back and get CONTROL! I need a sub 1:50 half in 4 weeks for a coral at Chicago and need to get ready. Let the plans begin.