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Saturday, April 20, 2013

In one week (exactly) I will be participating in my 4th endurance event. For the first time, I really am worried that my lack of training will overcome my will.

Fridays are supposed to be Brick days: Bike then run. I was so tired that instead I sat on a chair and drank water while I chatted with my father and sister. (They had cocktails and I couldnt even manage that) We had a bit of a walk about the yard surveying the garden, but I was so bloody tired because of work and the-middle-of-the-night-cough-
that-wont-leave. I squeeze in exercise when I can: runs after work 1-2 days a week, Sunday's at the gym, usually on the stationary bike.

My bike is still in the SHED!! I havent even taken it out yet for the year. Ugh.

Still going to do this duathalon. (2 mile run, 12 mile bike, 2 mile run) but its going to be slow and I imagine quite painful. But I am desperately afraid that if I start making excuses for this one, its the beginning of a long slide downhill to where I used to be.

I cant go back. I'm too proud of how far I've come. Racing is what keeps me motivated at at least moving in place, if not moving forward.

My racing schedule is posted where I can see it. Next race is a 10K in June. Bought new running sneakers last weekend.

See you at the races.
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    You are only competing against yourself. You'll do fine. The hard part will be that last run and you will get through it. Enjoy the work out and the camaraderie. It'll be the beginning of a great season of events.
    1884 days ago
    Just do it but do it slowly. Finishing seems to be the real goal!
    1887 days ago
    Your fear is showing but only a little bit! I felt like I didn't train well enough for my tri yesterday, but I got through it and finished! You will NOT go back to your former self...you've come too far to turn back now. :)
    1887 days ago
    Put some Vicks vapor rub on the bottom of your feet when you go to sleep, wear socks so you don't get it on the floor or your sheets. It really does help with the cough.
    Good Luck with your race, you will do better than you think! We're rooting for you!!
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    1887 days ago
    You can do it!
    1887 days ago
    Well, good luck in the race anyway! It probably won't be a highlight for your racing season, but maybe it will give you a kick start to getting in gear for the other races! Happy running and riding!
    1887 days ago
    Ok, so it's not going to be a PR but you can do it! I have faith in you!
    1887 days ago
    I hear you, but you know what? You haven't been "off" training THAT long. Focus on getting enough sleep and fueling healthy, and your will and your residual fitness will kick in. You may pay for it for a couple of days, true... but my observation, when I enter the first event of the year? I remember how wonderful it feels to be fit, and training resumes with a fresh purpose.

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    1888 days ago
    You can do it! Just one foot in front of the other.
    1888 days ago
    Drag that bike out of the shed today, dust it off and bike two miles. Then you will get back in the swing of it, you will see! That first step is always the hardest.

    You can do this!!
    1888 days ago
    You can do that! Think of it as a warm up for the season. Go have fun, don't worry about your time!
    1888 days ago
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