Our coach sent a text last Monday and told us our training schedule was posted for the following week. He said something like, “and you might wanna check it cause it’s rough.”
I took a deep breath and clicked on the workout schedule. Other than a short message, it was blank. He’s basically given us the week off, which couldn’t have come at a better time. I was running into a wall.
And so it begins.
He said we’ve been working very hard and are ahead of schedule. We should take a week to regroup and mentally prepare for what’s ahead. Walk the dog, go hiking, sleep in . . . whatever it takes to get our mind right for the grueling road that lies in front of us.
We also have our first triathlon of the year next weekend. It’s a short Sprint in Murfreesboro, TN and the Fab 5 +1 will all be racing.
The ADP is a 300 meter swim, 10 mile bike, and 5k. Even though it’s short, I’m getting a little anxious about the race. Not because of the distance, but that for the first time I will actually be attempting to “sprint” much of this distance. There doesn’t appear to be much room for error and I have set my goal at 1 hour and ten minutes. (I’m hoping my previously discussed transition prowess bodes well in the Boro).
Anyway, there’s a good chance I may be blogging more than ever this week and the topics could take a great departure from the almighty Ironman. Gardening, hammock hanging, above ground pools . . . nothing’s off limits. So, please sit back and enjoy this prescribed week of laziness with me.