but I’m not giving them back.
I won’t complain if this ends up being my refrain for the year :-)
It simply doesn’t make sense that after a long tough bike/run yesterday, 6 hours of driving, getting to bed late at 11:30pm, up by 5:30am (thanks dogs), another 4.5 hours of driving this morning (oh how this kills my knees and tightens my calves), unloading 2+ weeks of luggage, doing the laundry, sorting the mail and unpacking…
I would go out and throw down a 9+ mile run that started out fairly fast and negative-splitted the rest of the way from there? Nope, sure wouldn’t have expected that one!
Clearly whatever I’m doing is working.
It’s interesting to look at past years when considering what to expect for this year.
2007- My first year of triathlon, aka How to Survive Sprint Triathlons Without Knowing How to Swim
2008 – Included my 1st Olympic distance race and my 1st 1/2IM but I can safely say I still didn’t really swim
2009 - The year I got serious about swim training (masters). LOTS of basic form work and strength building just to get me to the point of being able to finish an IM.
2010 – Continuing focus on getting stronger as well as bringing out some short-course speed
2011 – So far, this sure feels like the first year of big girl training, aka the year I’m finally strong enough to take on the hard stuff (and the year I know how to manage recovering from it well enough to keep on taking it). I can’t wait to start racing and see how it all plays out!!!!