Man, it's amazing what having no Ironman on the calendar will do for your training. I've been lazy! A swim here and a run there but that's about it. I've also been very lazy about this blog. Well, the New Year starts now!
But first a few words on what I've been doing...
On most Saturday mornings, I have been lieing in bed dreaming of making the 7;30 Masters swim class at my Y. When that comes and goes and I'm still in bed, I take my training journal out and look at what I was doing a year ago. Since I was training for Lake Placid the last two years, that becomes depressing real quick. So, I look back to 2005 when only a half-Ironman was on the plate. The training was less, believe it or not, and I know over these next few months, I'll put in more ride time, pool time and hit the run just the same in order to be ready. Eagleman is again in June this year and I know I still have time but I need to start now.
I do have excuses. (Don't we all!!) Want to hear them?
New this year for me:
1. A new job which has me commuting into NYC 2-3 days per week and working late (until 7 or 8 PM at night) The last two years, I worked from my basement, which was great for training.
2. I drive my daughter to school. She's a Senior and just cannot be seen on the bus. How can I deny her this? If she had her own car, I could do early morning workouts, but she doesn't. Valid excuse, right?
Ok, so these excuses are just that: Excuses. It's Super Bowl Sunday and I need to do two things: Run and hit the bike trainer before I sit a chair all night. So, I will, I'll get out there. I promise. I'll let you know how I made out tomorrow which gives me a reason to write again. And hopefully no excuses.
In the meantime, how about a prediction?
Run: 30 minutes
Bike trainer: 45 minutes
Whew! I'm tired already.