I can tell I must be completely healed now because I am starting to get antsy again on my scheduled running days off. I keep thinking that I need to run or bike or do SOMETHING. This is a far cry from just a few short months ago when I just wanted to be done with the two or three runs I did per week so I wouldn’t feel too guilty. Now I feel like a fat slob for not running 5-6 days a week!
Now, I know, I know… No, I am not going to go back to that type of schedule any time soon. But it does bode well for the first of the year when I start triathlon training. I need that energy if I am going to go multisport. Maybe I won’t be running 6 days a week, but I will sure be training that much. It’s nice to be “training” for something again, as well. Yes, it was nice to just run for a while. But hard timelines and goals push me a bit. I like that feeling.
I have resisted the urge to start shmoozing up the more experienced triathletes in the group for hand me down bike parts, etc. I figure I will wait until after Christmas and see if anybody got new stuff and might be looking to off some of their old stuff. Maybe it will save me a bit of money. Especially on things like wheels, aero bars, etc. The rest of the gear will just have to be purchased at retail…
Our Wednesday night track workouts go dark for December, January and (most of) February. It’s just too cold and dark. So this is my opportunity to hit the water. I found out that I can rent a wetsuit for that spring/summer triathlon so I don’t have to worry about that expense for now. I just need to swim. I’m hoping four months of training will be enough. My first triathlon swim is only 440yds. I have no idea how far I can swim currently but I think 3 days a week swimming should get me there… Shouldn’t it?