Reality: “I’m trying and hope it’s enough.”We’re all busy people. I work full time, I’m married, I’ve got a dog and I have to commute all over the place often. There’s also this little race I’m working on, you might have heard about it, the Run for Boston5K, and we’re expecting 400 runners. They’re not the only ones who will have to hustle to make it work.
What I’m getting at is that like every other age grouper out there, I have competing priorities. In a given week, I probably end up dropping one workout from my training plan. I am hitting all the weekend distance workouts and have been consistent with getting my butt to CrossFit Endurance twice a week.
|Eight miles done - in shorts!|
Bottom line is that I know I can swim 1.2 miles, I’ve biked 60 miles before at Venus de Miles and I’ve completed a number of half marathons. The key is stringing it all together.
Last weekend, I had a glorious eight-mile lakefront run before our crepe class, then on Sunday, I rode my bike to Jenny’s house, which was just more than 40 miles. It was my first long ride outside and went relatively well, once I started getting moving. Starting and stopping was hard with clicking in, and I fell … twice.
|It's a little safer inside on the trainer|
I believe my biggest limiting factors for Racine are my tummy troubles and my ability to string the sports together. For the month of May, my goals are:
- Track my food. It’s a pain in the ass, but as my experiment with Weight Watchers showed, it works. It’s the only way to hold myself accountable and figure out what’s bothering my stomach.
- Weekly brick workouts. I don’t care if I run two miles off the bike, my body needs to acclimate to Swim then Bike then Run.
- Spend more time clicking in and out of the bike to avoid more bruised ass incidents.
What are your goals for May? Does anyone ever feel truly ready to tackle 70.3 miles in a single sitting?