January 06, 2010

The start of the 2010 season

After the Polar Bear triathlon in early December I took a couple weeks off to recover. That was the first time I'd taken time off from training in the 5 years I've been in triathlon. I think physically I was fine, but mentally I needed some down time. I also wanted to make sure I was both physically & mentally prepared for the training I'd be putting myself through this year. After my 5th place overall finish at the Polar Bear I realized how close I am to being fast. Really fast. I just need to do a tad bit more lactate threshold, hill training, & speed work, & I need to drop 20-30 pounds. I'd be gaunt at that weight, but light is fast! Skinny isn't a body type, it's a tactical necessity!

When I got back into training after my time off I got fatigued fast & I got sore from easier workouts I had been used to before. But I seem to be building back the strength & endurance I had lost very quickly. I'm really pumped up for this season. My ultimate goal for this season is to finish 1st place in the South West Challenge Series. Right now I'm in 1st place after 2 races. A first place AG finish at the Polar Bear tri & a 4th place AG finish at the Jingle Bell tri giving me 17 points. It'll be VERY hard to hold onto 1st, there are some VERY fast triathletes in the 35-39 AG. But I've got the determination & after 5 years I've got a great base of endurance to add speed work to. Now lets see if I can do the one thing that has always been hardest for me.... drop a ton of weight.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

lol @ "tactical necessity"..lol

rexy said...

教育的目的,不在應該思考什麼,而是教吾人怎樣思考.........................