And that brings me back to trying to figure out what I want to do this year. I don't know why I feel this sense of pressure to have dates marked on the calendar with races and events. I guess because these aren't the type of things that I can just wake up one day and decide to do the next day. I can't decide on Tuesday that I'm going to do a triathlon on Saturday of the same week. I mean, theoretically I could. And I have no doubt that I could complete a sprint triathlon tomorrow. But it would be miserable. I would probably finish dead fucking last, and I stand a greater chance of getting injured.
|This is how I feel at every race - and a sprint tri takes less than half the time of a round of golf!|
At the same time, I am not ready to get back to working out 6 times a week - 2 swims, 2 rides, 2 walks. I am not ashamed to admit that I enjoyed waking up every weekend morning for the past few months without feeling a sense of obligation. I didn't have to meet anyone for a bike ride, or rush off to a race, or scarf down a quick breakfast as I drove to spin class.
And I know I've said this before, but I really want to focus on strength training. I want to be fit and strong. I figure that will only help my triathlon efforts. And lately I've been thinking of changing my focus altogether. Instead of a few short swim/bike/run(walk) events this year, why not a longer swim, a longer bike, and a longer walk. I still would like to do one or two sprint triathlons, but I'm also considering a 10k or maybe even a half marathon. I've already got the longer swim planned - Catfish. Maybe I'll find a metric century to ride. I think it would be easier to focus on just one or two disciplines plus strength training instead of all three plus strength training.
As always, I'm a work in process!