Sunday, July 26, 2009

Interesting Revelations

So today was my first day off in this new training cycle. I have been at it for a few weeks, but I have only just really written out my goals and my plan to accomplish them last week. With that I have gained the tremendous focus that I have been missing for awhile. I have also managed to fall, quite unexpectedly, in love with training again, despite being exhausted and sore and pressed for time. I found that in this journey I have a number of friends who are right there with me. I've been gone that long that there is this enthusiasm for my return to that training world. Its mind-blowing and refreshing and most of all encouraging!

So this week coming up has a little bit of everything that I like to do. I have a short spin tomorrow (my least favorite), a 25 mile TT which has me extremely anxious, thank God for life long friends (Pete) to calm your nerves especially when you have not seen them since Chris was born, a long ride with Kelly, skating with Kelly, swimming with Amy, a long ride by myself along the Mohawk ridge and hill repeats in the GUNKS. I head to Maine next week, and quite honestly I thought I would have been a bit nervous about trying to fit workouts in, but my time in Maine a few weeks ago has proven to me that I can manage it. It may be compressed, but it will be doable.

As my day has progressed I have found myself wishing I was out riding, but knowing that I have a big week with some big goals ahead I have listened to my body, especially my legs, which are completely trashed. This was probably the hardest thing I have done all week. I m looking forward to the sexiness of that Time Trial, even though I know my best performance will be anything but. I am really psyched for my ride with Kelly and my swim with Amy, as its always so much more fun to workout with friends. And Friday, in the GUNKS, hahahahaha, if you drive by and see me suffering, call my husband and ask if I should be put out of my misery. No, he won't be anywhere near me on those hills, my ego cannot handle it. Actually, there is something about that ridge that draws me to challenge it more than once in a single effort, which is the perfect mentality to hang onto as I will need that in the Cascades and the Rockies next summer.

See you on the road! Bring on that headwind!

1 comment:

SlowFatSpeedskater said...

Yay, you did it, you RESTED! The urge to just go out for a spin or a short swim is hard to resist isn't it? My rest days are a joke, more of a habit than anything else right now, but at some point I will be amping it up, and I'll need the rest days. I hope this week goes well for you, and I'll see you Thursday!