Sunday, March 22, 2009

Half Marathon in TWO WEEKS! Triathlon in FOUR!

Hey friends.  Well it's hit that "now or never" point in my training... errr...thinking.  My training has taken a significant hit the last few months.  For as excited as I am to move across the country I think I'm in denial about how sad I am.  I went on my final long run from my cute house in Ogden on Saturday and it was soooo sad for me.  Amanda and I ran the Bonneville Shoreline, it was a gorgeous day.  I wish Amanda and I felt better, we both were fighting our bodies, but it was still worth making the effort for our 10 miler. It was finally warm enough to wear short sleeves, but cold enough that the wind felt great. I was so bummed as I ran down the foothill to my house for the last time.  I know I'll still run the trails for the next two months, I just won't be able to step out my front door and in 3 minutes be at the base of the trails I've come to love so much.  Nor will I be 6 minutes from my bff and running partner.  Ahhh sometimes changes suck.  So, I am now fully embracing the fact that I'm sad and that it has negatively effected my training.  

It HAS been fun to be in denial, eating everything in sight, and just sleeping. BUT I've only got two weeks to make it up for the half --not much-- but right now I can squeeze in 6 miles without it totally kicking my rear.  I figure I can do the half.  I'm glad we have another half marathon scheduled for May or I'd feel like I was "going out" on a bad note for Utah racing.  As far as my triathlon training, I actually feel quite confident in my swimming ability, it's taken off in the last month. My running doesn't scare me, maybe I'm over confident with that... but it's the biking... the dreaded biking that looms like this scary little monster.  Now that I live up in the valley with miles and miles and miles of farm land and horses (okay.. there ARE cars, but like 80% less than Ogden) I can really hit the road and practice road biking.  The spin classes have been good for me to build a base and I just need to get out and hit the road.  My focus the last two months has been on swimming so for the next month I'm focusing on biking.  Here's to hoping!!!

.....and I'm starting to get that itch.  It always happens every. blasted. year.  the dang I-want-to-run-another-marathon-itch.  There is a marathon in Atlanta in November.  I'm thinking about it.  Marathons take so much time and effort: physically, mentally, and they are very time intensive. for the training.  Could I do it with Van in school?  Would I have the will-power to train by myself?  
what to do.... what to do..... 

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Denial was such a fun place. Can't we live there forever???