Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sometimes life…

Gets in the way, sometimes it’s just laziness. That’s how it’s been for me this week. Sunday, I did lots of walking with the doggies but basically took the day off. Monday, I meant to workout, really I did, but for some reason after walking the dogs I was too tired (I think maybe I did not eat enough that day). Tuesday, was Mr. Pi’s birthday so we had evening plans. I set the alarm to get up for a pre-work track session however; I ended up having to be AT work at 7:00am. Yesterday, I was sad to miss my awesome trifecta Wednesday workout with Jen but my little munchkin Zoey was sick and we spent from 1:30 – 7:30 pm at the vet. She is doing much better today! So there is my lovely 4 days off. I haven’t taken 4 whole days off in…well, I can’t even remember!

In my laziness/life getting in the way, I’ve also become obsessed with creating a new training plan. I think operation rogue is over and I need a little bit of structure. I’ll be unveiling my new plan sometime this week, as I start it next week! I’ve tried to be realistic, knowing my schedule, my body and knowing that I will want to spend time with my wonderful hubby and friends. I’m not quite as obsessed as some, I’ve only planned through October and the Nike Women’s Half Marathon (which I’m not planning to “race” rather to go and have a good time and support my friend who is running her FIRST MARATHON-YAY). However, I have been beginning to think a lot about next year and what type of goals I want to set for myself. I think I found my focus already—Tri’s! I’ve already publicly stated that I will NOT be running any marathons in 2010 and I think that’s a good decision.

Tri season is more than halfway over for 2009, however, I’ve scoped out a few more races for myself. I’m doing a test ride out at Hagg Lake this weekend to see how bad the hills really are, if the ride goes well and my creaky mountain bike can handle them, I’ll be signing up for the Scoggins Valley Triathlon on Sept. 5th. I’ve already committed to the Black Diamond Triathlon on September 27th. And, if I’m feeling overly crazy, I may also throw in the Portland Triathlon on August 23rd (if I can muster the guts to ride Terwilliger at least a few times before the race).

Planning for 2010 Tri season. In the off season, which I’m going to say begins after my last Tri of this year (Sept 27th), I need to do the following:

1) Get a new bike

2) Get a bike trainer for the winter months when it’s raining here and I won’t want to go outside (recommendations for trainers?? Mr. Carolina John gave me one already, thanks!)

3) Lose a few lbs/tone up (i.e. back to crazy weights!)

4) Probably join Masters (I could definitely benefit from coached swim workouts)

5) Work on run speed

6) Learn to swim in a wetsuit/continue OWS (even though I HATE wetsuits, I should probably get one since it is an advantage in the swim)

7) Choose a goal race for 2010

8) Find/create a tri training plan which culminates with my goal race of 2010

To all my Tri readers, suggest other items to add to the list. I’m all ears!