Spreading too much and finding your focus
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I've been lusting after a road bike, and trying to break all kinds of personal swimming record for a couple of months now, as part of my bid to one day become a triathlete. But I've been slowly coming to the conclusion that I'm actually hindering myself. Doing too much and too many things at once meant that I couldn't focus on any one thing, and I wasn't really making the kind of progress I wanted to make. So I've decided to focus on one thing for now: running.
I'm still planning to swim a couple days a week, if for now other reason than that I got a gym membership. But I'm not going to kill myself at the pool, and I'm just going to enjoy the cross training. Likewise, I'm still planning to get a road bike, but I'm in no hurry. I can ride on my crappy Chinese off brand for another year. Plus it'll give me more time to save for a really good bike.
Instead, I'm going to focus on longer runs. On running faster and better. And hopefully do some major distances over the next year. I'm still planning to go into triathlon, but I'll do it with a solid running basis, and maybe a solid swimming basis as well. Doing too much too soon is one sure way of not being able to sustain things in the long run. So I'll scale back, refocus, and go running. Anyone want to do 10K tomorrow?