This past spring, compared to past seasons, has been a disaster for training. For the last 6 weeks I have been struggling to get consistent with training because either I am slipping in the shower and bruising ribs, then getting monster sized blisters, then from all of the recovery time, I am losing that little bit of fitness that prevents me from hitting it hard day after day after day like I am used to!
Jon wants to repeatedly win The Jon World Championships, every day! Totally stole this line from her and her.
I even stopped logging my workouts because I couldn't face looking at empty row after empty row of missing data with comments saying, "Blister" or "Still can't breath, OMG."
Finally, I swallowed my pride, filled in a month's worth of crap workouts, looked past the blank spots, and concentrated on the past three weekends of race efforts.
Essentially I tapered for three weeks straight for a HIM. And now I am still in that post-taper race phase of fitness. All of this happening by accident. Funny how this shit works out, right?
So now? I am getting back into it.
I finally, FINALLY!! had a non race weekend filled with proper volume efforts that makes me feel like I AM BACK BABY!!!!
Saturday was the 2:50 race pace ride of Rev3 Quassy Half followed by a 10K beat down run by my coach. Sunday I ran almost 15.5 miles on the trails of Rockefeller and the Old Croton Aquaduct trail in some pretty warm temps.
FINALLY!!!! My legs were hurting.
And moving forward, I am doing a 2 mile swim "race" this weekend, with Rev3 Quassy Olympic the following weekend, with then IMMT 70.3 in a month from now.
The most important part? I am finally starting to feel ready for these races.
This race season has started to hit fast forward, BIG TIME. IMMT 140.6 is gonna be here before we know it!!!