This year I am going to make a concerted effort to blog more. Even if its just a workout summary, I am going to start putting pen to paper as they say.
In the time since I last posted, I have been re-assessing my career as a triathlete and I have come to the conclusion that I am in. I am totally addicted and will not be satisfied until I have a M-Dot tat.
With that being said, I recently hired a swim coach. This was a great decision on my part. In the past month, I have gone from swimming a lap and being too winded to swim much more, to being able to currently swim 1000 yrds without stopping. I can physically feel myself relax in the pool. This is a major accomplishment.
One thing that I have learned from my brief golf addition is doing is the best teacher. Once I found out that my technique wasn't too flawed and with minor tweaks I would be good, I decided to swim 3 times a week without fail.
I have been able to accomplish it for almost 5 straight weeks and as I said earlier, I can tell the difference. This is totally building my confidence. It is reinforcing that I can do this.
When I was writing my goals for this years, I really wanted to challenge myself. I basically took 6 months off from swimming and had really long periods of very little riding so this year my challenge is going to be consistency. Have a plan and stick to it. With that being said:
Swim 17 miles 72 miles
Cycling 1881 miles 3360 miles
Running 1222 miles 1200 miles
I feel like each goal is completely obtainable. They break down to swimming 6 miles per month, biking 280 miles and running 100 miles per month. I should be able to do that without changing my routines. I will just have to commit to the pool. Swimming is really going to be the challenge. But that is what this is supposed to be. A challenge.
Oh by the way, my "A" event for this year is going to be a Half Ironman in October. Yes, a half. 1.2 mile swim in open water. Okay, I am more than a little freaked out about it, but there it is. My promise to myself. Git er dun.