Monday, February 20, 2012
I Made some Decisions...
Monday: 1400 yd swim, then work, then 22 mile trainer ride
Tuesday: Valentines Day, 2350 yd swim work, mushy stuff ;) ;)
Wednesday: work followed by a 6.45 mile run, then meeting at church, followed by small group I lead (6th grade boys group I lead in small groups at church)
Thursday: 1800 yd swim, work, science fair, coach a basketball game (we are 6-0 now), dinner, then 16 mile ride
Friday: work, 5 mile run (was suppose to be 9) then worked security at the youth event at church
Saturday: unscheduled rest day
Sunday: 27 mile ride in lieu of a muddy wet dank trail race I was scheduled to do.
Now I am in no way making excuses, but I could tell I was tired, physically and mentally, so I deviated off my schedule and I am glad I did. I know I do not have to make every workout, because I can't, but I know I have to make every workout count, which I did.
I have decided that I am not going to race IM Augusta 70.3 this year after all. I have decided on another non IM branded race near Nashville. When I got to looking at travel time and cost, it just did not make that much sense to me. I would have to pull the boys out of school for a week again and it is just not worth it for my hobby. The Nashvegas Half distance Triathlon appears to be every bit as challenging as Branson. I have already done an Ironman branded race, so it being a non branded race is not a big deal to me. I know it will be a great race. Plus the money I save will be great. Another advantage is that Nashvegas is a few weeks earlier, which will give me more time to train for the St Jude Marathon (I have to beat my previous time).
I have also really been aware of what I am eating and drinking. I want to be down to around 180lbs my the time MIM comes around in May. Right now I fluctuate between 186 and 189lbs, so hopefully I am on the right track. I also want to be able to wear my square legged Speedos my wife bought for me and not feel ridiculous! It's good to have goals right?
That's all I have time for right now, thanks for reading!