Thursday, June 4, 2009

Randomness

I have a ton of things I wanted to talk about, but I can't think of all them right this minute so I will attempt and then cover the rest later. Personal: My hubbs is gone again. Only for about a week, but still - ANNOYING. I mean I knew that he would be gone a lot when we got married, but it's these week long trips in between his 75 day work trips that are the hardest for some reason. Swimming: Happy to report that I finally got my fat ass back into the pool this week. Only 45 minutes and about 1500m (I wasn't keeping track) but it was worth every meter. Why oh why did I forsake you swimming pool? Hope to get in tomorrow morning again, but we'll see. No promises. I think I will be stopping at the store for a bottle of wine later (see above). Work: School's out, and I have been given the opportunity to do an internship which I am very thankful for. However, part of being an intern is dealing with a staff who doesn't really want to take time out of their day to help you so there is very little direction and I find myself very bored. I want to work hard, I want to be busy, I want to work on projects, but I have little to no control over this. It makes for very long days (and I only work 6 hours a day). Ugh. I don't want to complain about it because I know it is a good opportunity (although I am not getting paid) but I need to be challenged a little more. Running Goals: I have decided not to do a triathlon this summer. I was on the fence about it for some time because I really want to focus on making improvements on my running, and while I know the cross training is good for that, I just don't want to deal with the stress that comes with getting in the swim and bike workouts (particularly the bike). I will still swim my little heart out, but it's all about the run. That said, I have decided to pay for coaching to get me through my next marathon (Portland). I have been working with the owner of my local running store casually for a while now, but I really want to step it up and basically have someone tell me what to do. I have had two women tell me to use him. One just had a huge PR at Boston and the other has been using him for a couple of years and went from just under a 5hr marathon to about 3:50 so he comes with a good list of recommendations. The training season starts the same week as the triathlon and I don't want to be distracted starting out straight away. Obviously, I will keep you updated on the coaching front.

8 comments:

Missy said...

No tri - boooooo!!!! Boooo on you! OK, not really, totally understand. A coach is the best money I spent for swimming, biking and running (3 different, nice). Anyway, improvements all around, faster with less effort. Do IT!

the gazelle said...

I am so excited to hear about your coaching experience.

I am sorry that your hubs is gone again. I don't know how you do it at ALL. It's too bad you're not a wee bit closer. I know we could hang out & drink wine together! :)

Jamie said...

It's difficult when the hubs leaves for me too. I hate the long week stretches when they are gone.

Congrats making it back in the pool! And good luck with the coach. Can't wait to hear how it goes!

joyRuN said...

Can't wait to hear how the coaching goes! His prior success stories sound solid.

D10 said...

I've noticed that there are a lot of people who use coaching. Can't wait to read all about it and can't wait to see your progress. Once you get your running down you better try a tri!

Amy said...

Just under 5 hours to a 3:50? My God that is amazing. I think getting a coach and concentrating on running will be awesome. Great decision...I can't wait to read all about it. When's the marathon (don't answer that, I'll look it up).

X-Country2 said...

Yay for a coach! I had a very informal one, and I LOVED it. The accountability ws good for me. I didn't want to let him down.

Alisa said...

I'm excited to hear about your coach. I have considered one but decided it might not be for me.

There is where you list your marathon. I think my hubs might be running P-town if so, you'll have a spectator. Actually, you'll probably have one anyway since I know a couple of others running.