It really got here before I knew it, and I would by full of it if I didn’t say that I’m a bit terrified. Let’s be honest though, when you embark on the stuff you truly want to accomplish it is supposed to be terrifying. That’s what makes the accomplishment that much sweeter. I’m 2 weeks late in starting this blog post due to things coming up and trying to stick to training as much as possible.
The last 3 weeks have been a whirlwind of training, traveling, racing, and helping others reach their goals. I’m writing this as I get ready to head to Minnesota this week for a race out there. I have family out there so I’ll be able to stay with them and I’ll have a car as well to travel around. The upside to Minneapolis is that it’s super bike friendly so I plan to do a LOT of cycling. I’m excited for my family to be able to get out there and watch me race and I’m excited to see them. I grew up on the west coast for the most part and missed a lot of my family growing up and now as we’ve all gotten older we just don’t get time to spend together much.
My training for the most part has been on track however I don’t feel like I’m where I should be. Part of that is because of my break for the month of June. I think my run for the most part suffered the biggest set back and I need to get it back. However when I look at the numbers though it’s my aerobic endurance that is gone. Training for short course racing is all about speed and power over the short course instead of a steady pace. So what does that mean for me? More longer runs and bikes at a steady Z2 pace to get that endurance built up again. What does it mean for my short course races coming up? Well it means that I’m going to look at them as training and keep myself at a solid pace.
Also got to see my friend Rhonda complete her 2nd triathlon the weekend of my ITU Race. She has come a long way and it’s pretty cool to see the effect that I have had on her. From believing that she could do her first triathlon before October to now looking at training for her 3rd triathlon in September. I’ve found it’s very rewarding personally to watch people accomplish what they once thought they couldn’t.