I saw this video of the Ironman Lake Placid swim start and it got me all fired up:
I am going to be IN that mosh pit in 146 days!
I needed to see that video and get excited. I have the winter blues. This is unusual for me, I am a winter lover, it is actually my favorite time of year. I really think spring fever got the best of me this week. I was really…off. I mean, I have showed up to play, but my head just hasn’t been in the game. All this week, whenever I went outside for a run, I turned into a weenie. I had this dread leading up to my runs that I have never had before. This dread all surrounds me having to put on 15 layers and running waddling around here looking like the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man.
In truth, I yearn to get my bike outside, to run in shorts, to not drive 3 hours round trip to go for a swim.
Yeah, I know, it is crazy. But what are my options? Not swim? I really have to swim!
|I am a dork|
That drive is really getting to me mentally, it really eats up a lot of my Saturday, and I drive a lot for work. Yet I see it as a really success that I have made the drive every week since November, I have only missed one swim week, when I went to Baxter State Park for 5 days. And the great news is that with Ange’s guidance, I am constantly improving in my swim (and bike and run actually!)
I should be able to get into the lakes around here sometime in May, so I have at least 2 more months of pool swimming (and driving) left this winter season – that isn’t bad at all. Next week is a recovery week, I am looking forward to it!
Swim – 3200 yds
Bike – 66 miles (should have been more…alarm clock didn’t go off, which shortened one of my rides)
Run – 19 miles