On the way to a 13 min PR!
For the rest of the weekend and the following week my twitter feed was full of all the incredible races everyone's been having. All I wanted to do was run. I knew I needed the week off so I resisted but all I could think about was lacing up my sneakers and hitting the pavement. With extra time on my hands, I started daydreaming about the NYC Marathon this fall. I was still riding the endorphin high and wanted to fast forward to August straight through triathlon season.
Despite every intention to spend the summer training for triathlons I wasn't loving the idea. I just wanted to run, run, run. Well something (thank god!) changed my mind over the last week. I'm not sure exactly what did it, but I suddenly went from wanting to sell my hardly used road bike to planning routes that would best get my ready for my planned races. I was checking the temperature of the local lakes to see if there was any chance they were warm enough to swim in without a wetsuit (they aren't).
The past two weeks of training were a struggle. I was not motivated and questioning whether I really even wanted to pursue this triathlon thing. I have noticed that I do better recovering and staying motivated if I take a few weeks off after a big race to recuperate mentally. I think this might explain why these 2 weeks have been less than stellar.
Either way, at this current moment I am SO excited to start training. I am ready for new challenges and pushing myself beyond what I think possible. I am also excited for all the new adventures that come along with a new training cycle.
Who else is training for a triathlon this summer? Are you as excited as I am?