Monday, January 27, 2014

Starting Up Again

All around I see and sense the athletes getting ready for the spring. Things never really went dormant, but there is less and then there is more. I have been focused on running this winter and doing other things where they fit in, but, as I keep hearing, triathlon season is right around the corner.

We've made an order for a new batch of Skratch, the pool is beginning to beckon, I did a real workout on the bike trainer last night-using power numbers and intervals and everything- and it is becoming obvious that I have nothing on my schedule after next month's 10k.

So, it is time to buckle down with a race plan, even if it is going to be another modest year. But I want the races and training I do to be quality.

I want to do some racing, but I have dreams of spending time hiking with my kids and enjoying some unscheduled outdoors time with them. Hiking is a love of mine that always seems to take a backseat to training, and I want to change that.

Another place where I am developing a weakness is with my strength training. I was in a strength/power/SAQ class for most of last year at the gym, often just 2 or 3 of us, and towards the end, just me. It was just a week, but it made me feel great, so I need to make that happen one way or another again. Will it be training, CrossFit (I can't believe I just wrote that!), or another class, I don't know, but something has to happen on that front.

Time to get going...