Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Here we go

It's time. It's time to rock and roll. I have officially ended my time off. I took 2 weeks with ZERO training Or exercise for that matter. The third week was scarce. I did a little of this and a little of that. Basically that amounted to 3 or 4 Easy runs no longer than 4 miles. I am ready now. I am eager to feel myself again. My training plan is still loose and easy. I am just starting to do some form of "training" every day. I swam 3500 yards the other day. It was my 3rd swim since Clearwater. I was sloooooooow. It still felt good. I even biked!!! On the trainer of course. Coach has me doing some drills so it wasn't too dreadfully boring. I have had a few cold refreshing runs. Just a little of this and a little of that.
I don't have much to write about.
My life is so busy despite the "off season." It's Christmas season and that means BUSY in a house with 3 kids. My middle son was born on the 13th. So we also have a birthday party this weekend and his "real" birthday next week. Our home is still under construction so I have zero privacy and lots of mess. That's ok. It's close. Soon we will be alone again. I feel like I live in a college dorm right now. I find myself drying my hair, applying makeup, and singing in front of these guys who were strangers not so long ago.
I am starting to create my 2009 race schedule. I am torn. My big focus of the year is Ironman Lake Placid. That is THE A Race. Everything else will have to "fit in" around that.
Here's the question. Should I do a Half before the Ironman? I have raced three 70. 3 races and two of them were in the same calendar year as the big kahuna. I also know that an IM is not the same as a double 70.3. There's more to it.
There's a race in CT on June 7th. I'd love to race it but don't want to take any of my energy away from July 26th. I just can't decide.
Thoughts?

4 comments:

Pedergraham said...

I think that is great timing for a half before IMLP. Plenty of time to recover and still get in a few long rides after the half and before LP. Plus, if it's the race at the amusement park, your kids will have a blast!

Kim said...

hi ange! i did mooseman half last year to prep for IMLP :) i am doing mooseman half again this year...would love to meet you in person :)

Kurt P. said...

I guess u should ask the coach??

Many NE athletes do the Moose/Placid double and find the timing pretty good.

IronMatron said...

I say do a 1/2, and let's make sure we do the same one! But of course we will all encourage you to do one, b/c more is better to all of us triathletes...
I can't figure out my schedule either. Blah! Hard to know what's best--and you know I want to do everything...