Friday, May 20, 2011

SPRINT! to the finish

This week was my Taper Recovery Week.

This is the first training plan I have built from scratch, on my own, and then fully executed pretty much as it was drawn....  well, I skipped 2 workouts.  And added 6.

My last TRI I didn't train for... at. all.  I was in week 12ish of a Marathon Training Plan.  I figured 5 days a week of fairly intense running for 12 weeks constituted a good enough training plan.

This time I literally was starting with nothing.

No run base, a small bike base, and... well, a HUGE swimming base, that's undeniable.

I think it was all the time in the pools of the Richmond area that lead to the D.o.G. (that's delusions of grandeur, not delusions of g... maybe both, a little) & the Triathlete fantasy*....

*Not sure it was my fantasy, BTW. For a few weeks there I was getting daily e-mails/FB messages from 3 different multi-sport men in my life asking when I was going to sign up for a TRI, telling me I was like a freaking fish, and comparing our swim times & junk...  no wonder I was having D.o.G.  I'm not suggesting inappropriate fantasies.  I'm suggesting... you know what? I think anytime you involve "multi-sport men", the word "fantasy", etc. in a sentence 3 days after a see-through pool story, you probably better quit explaining and continue on the blog post before you get into REAL trouble...

Anyway, I'm curious to see if my Sprint Tri Specific plan is better than my 12 weeks of marathon training "oh I think I'll do a tri" plan 
(I, um, actually have some doubts, but ~ we'll see ~)

So this week it's been pretty low key.

Other than the "SLAP", the "slightly transparent outfit" and "near miss on the 'vom squad'" it's been kind of chill...

Today was supposed to be a swim day, but to be honest, I am not sure I'm back to 100% feeling well, so I thought I would stay out of the pool... and off the roads... if I get antsy later, I can always practice my transitions in the driveway.

Tomorrow I have planned "total and complete rest" (aka, volunteering with people who may or may not be 'cool' in the morning, picking up a race packet, and then running around with my kids on a Saturday doing 'stuff')


Sunday, it's time to own. my. TRI.


GBA GF is ready to Sprint!


OH, and by the way, Happy 35th Birthday to me... on Sunday.  

At the TRI.  

Yes, I'll be sure to get photos.

"Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose."  ~Yoda (who else?) 

10 comments:

MCM Mama said...

First, you crack me up! I love the daily smile I get from reading your blog.

Second, you are going to rock this thing. I just know it. And happy birthday a bit early. I think you should be celebrated all weekend.

Rene' said...

i have complete faith that you are going to do AWESOME!

fancy nancy said...

I know you are going to rock it on Sunday!!! Feeling badass on your birthday is the only way to go!!

Michelle said...

Have fun on Sunday!

Anne said...

I have a feeling this may turn out to be a great birthday for you!! Have a blast on Sunday...and rock that tri!

bobbi said...

You will KILL it on Sunday! Have a GBA birthday!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

Love your blog! Hilarious! Best of luck to you on your tri and an early happy birthday to you! Can't wait to read all about!

Earth Momma Mer said...

I'm ready to kick a** and have fun in a total GBA way! Let's do this thing!

Allison said...

Good luck on Sunday!

Meredith said...

Good luck!!! I'm sure you will kick some serious tail!