Sunday is typically a day of rest. I often melt into the couch to vegetate, ignoring text messages and phone calls, and making no plans to spend the day with anyone anywhere. Yesterday was an exception. A remarkable exception at that.
Recently I had the opportunity to Coach at the Total Immersion Effortless Endurance Camp at St. Petersburg Florida. TI Camps are based heavily on technique and application. Followed by swimmming! Coaches are on poolside and hands on in the water with swimmers. As a 'culminating activity, we swam in Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico! (pics later)
The actual story starts a while back, when I decided to participate in a shorter race distance than an Ironman. Something with a punch would be a good change of pace.I thought it would be a super idea to get the “brick” (more on that in a bit) and race the Savageman 70.0 in Deep Creek Lake, MD on September 18, 2016.
L.I.F.E - all you have to do is show up
L - live in the moment
I - invest in interesting things
F - focus on yourself
E - enjoy the things you do
At times life seems to get in the way. Menopause sure gets in my way sometimes.
Ok triathlon athletes (this blog is also for biathlons, marathon, and other races you compete in) at this point you should be well within your conditioning phase. Continue with your squats, lunges, single leg touchdowns and core training. It’s time to add some speed training.
They say you don’t learn as much from when things go right as when they go wrong. I can’t agree more. This was my second year competing in triathlons, and while I placed in 4/6 races last year and 2/5 this year, I feel so much more accomplished at the end of this season. Here’s what I learned in my training this year: