Friday, July 30, 2010

How a Neurotic Mom/Athlete becomes MORE Neurotic

Or,

How Not to Train for A TRIATHLON in a few easy steps.

~Plan your Triathlon so many months in advance that you continually put off the training.  For example, when preparing for an August Tri you can ignore your bike in February.  March.  April.  May.  June... there's still plenty of time.  It's still July.  For a few more days.  THEN I will panic.

~Swim religiously until May, and then randomly forget you have a pool.

~Realize in February that a good swim coach might be handy to get a hold of....  But don't meet with that person until July 28th.

~You can never have too much confidence.  Unless it interferes with your ability to train.  i.e. "I'll be alright, I can do a 400M swim in X.5 minutes, I don't need to practice.".  See above note about swim coach & lesson.

~important safety tip.  A BRICK is not just a BUILDING SUPPLY.  Just sayin'.

~When walking through the garage to get a beer coke out of the fridge, there is no need to avert your eyes from your bike.  It probably doesn't even know you feel bad for ignoring it.

I doubled Wednesday.  I ran 6 miles in the morning, and then had my swim lesson, as well as a short time trial to see what my seed time SHOULD be.... and you know what, I accurately guessed my time to within three seconds.  Crazy.  I hope everyone else in my seed time did the same and I don't have to pass anyone/get passed by anyone.

3 comments:

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Your post is so funny!

Jen said...

You always make me laugh!

Anne said...

You're doing a tri? :) I'm sure you'll have a blast!