Saturday, March 9, 2013

Second Thoughts

In 100 days I'll be doing my first triathlon.

100 days.

I'm not going to sugar coat it....I'm having second thoughts about it.

Yes, after spending a good chunk of money on a bike and bike trainer, and on swim lessons, I'm having second thoughts.

In the last 3 months I've also started working for the first time in over 11 years, and it's been an adjustment. I'm trying to be better about organizing my schedule, but my line of work can be a little crazy. Finding time to train around my work schedule, the kids' schedules, and my husband's travel schedule is a bit tricky. And my swimming and biking are suffering. As a matter of fact, I'm only biking on my trainer right now. I can do it while the kids are home and I don't have to worry about them, but I do know I need to get that baby out on the roads soon.

My swimming? Well...I'm not so good at it. I think my form is pretty good now, for the most part, but I just don't have a lot of endurance. I can swim across a pool once or twice without too much trouble, but then I need a rest. That's frustrating to me definitely. I swim at a pool where I get my own lane, but I can only do that during school hours. I'm fearful of going to my regular gym and having to share a lane with someone.

I really need to snap out of this. I know I can do a triathlon, even in my current state, but I want to do well. I'm just too competitive to be okay with "just finishing." Now that marathon training season is over, I am going to have to get out there on the roads and into the open water with my triathlon group. I'm hoping that is the kick in the butt that I need!


1 comment:

  1. don't worry about it!... make it fun and don't over think it.... you will do just fine, it might not be the fastest swim out there or the best bike split or you might not find your legs after getting off the bike but at the end of the day.... you will be called a Triathlete regardless of your time... so you still take the glory!!!! you will enjoy it :)... set realistic goals... being a runner is probably shocking to find your legs tired for a run after the bike... but you will get them back.. it just takes longer :)