Iâ€™ve basically been rudderless since the NYC Marathon.
I like to pretend Iâ€™m cool as a cucumber (am I fooling anyone??), but Iâ€™ve been told Iâ€™m secretly Type A.
By the end of any training cycle, Iâ€™m always ready to try new things and take a break, but I overall REALLY like the structure of a training plan. Someone else writes out workouts, and Iâ€¦just do them? Awesome.
You havenâ€™t heard much about my half-Ironman training because I havenâ€™t really started. Iâ€™ve gone back and forth with myself on committing so, so many times. To say Iâ€™m full of self-doubt over this whole thing is an understatement.
But after a g-chat convo with Shauna, Iâ€™m in. When I told her I was doubting both whether I could and whether I wanted to do the race, she suggested I run a half-marathon or do an Olympic tri. A sub-1:45 half is my next goal, but Iâ€™m not ready to train for that one yet, and an Olympic tri is just a step above the tris Iâ€™ve done before. So, my original reason for wanting to do a HIM remains: I want a challenge.
So I finally sent all my paperwork in to my new coachÂ (thanks to the IronmanÂ / TrainingPeaksÂ folks for hooking me up), and Iâ€™m back on a schedule. One of the things that Shauna and I talked about was my being totally overwhelmed by the idea of the whole processâ€¦but any training schedule (or, anything?) can be daunting looking at the whole, and not the individual parts, right?
Upcoming workouts for the next few days: 40 minute swim, 40 minute run, Uplift (she said core strength class, and I already had Uplift booked for that day!) 35 minute bike ride, 1:45 run.
I better get to sleep! The lifeguard at my pool says I wonâ€™t have to wait the earlier I get thereâ€¦and who has time to wait around?
By on, I mean more banana pictures.
Let me know if you have any questions for me as I start this crazy training process! I am obviously very far from an expert, but am happy to answer any tri questions that I can or have my coach help out.