Do you wanna hear something really cool?! My husband has been skating – like really skating. A lot and hard. It’s been so cool to see him do workouts that he actually enjoys and happy to do. He even woke up at 4:30 this morning to go to the rink for skate and puck time. Usually he drags himself out for a run, but he doesn’t really enjoy it (at least not like me).
Yesterday he came home from the rink after skating for like an hour and a half (I’ve seen him skate he’s good. He can really skate hard so I equate this to running for a hour and a half with a solid hour of speedwork). I’ve even been making him take ice baths!
The best part is – he actually is reminded again of how tired the body can get after a couple of solid workouts. He’s a hard worker, don’t get me wrong (in fact that’s one of the many reasons why I fell in love with him), but it’s a different kind of tired when you’ve given all you got in a workout, you know. Now when he’s busy working around the house on his projects or tootling around the garage full of energy, probably wondering why my lazy ass has been laying on the couch for an hour with my feet up indulging in some fist pumping – he gets it.
Sunday we actually spent a few hours RELAXING on the couch and watched 2 movies. We would never do that otherwise.
I’m loving it!
Ok, so I need a kick in the ass. Sunday I was supposed to go for a bike ride which would have been only my second outdoor ride on my new bike. Yikes! I’ve been riding on the trainer 2x a week, but I need to get outside. The bike is my biggest limiter (BY FAR) and I’m starting to stress out a little.
Please experienced triathletes – put my mind at ease, or kick my ass. Whichever I need. I’m requesting brutal honesty here. I can handle it.
This is the rub – I’m struggling between what’s healthy base training and what’s too much for RIGHT NOW.
My race isn’t until August 15 – Lake Stevens 70.3
That’s SIX MONTHS away.
I have been swimming 2x/week, riding the trainer 2x/ week and doing some weight circuits 2x/week . (These workouts are all based around my running calendar – see below).
I am worried about burnout. That is a lot of workouts to do all week long. Especially since I’m not officially “training”. And especially since my running load is very intense.
I’m really just stressed about the bike. I could do the swim and the run tomorrow if I had to – but the bike is my limiter.
Where should I be in terms of bike fitness right now?
This is my running calendar for March:
It’s all focused around short races (for which I have big goals to be posted about later) and then finishing it off with a 10k the first weekend in April.
Then my focus will shift to half marathons with my “A” half marathon being on June 6 – North Olympic Discovery Half Marathon
Is it OK to take it easy for the month of march (until my last 10k in April)…….Why does that idea stress me out?
Still no drinking. Can you tell?