Hello Friday. You’re so pretty.
I think I’ve digested my Delta Lake results enough at this point. I’ve been drinking out of my champion glass all week, so that’s how I feel about it. Although a fellow friend and athlete mentioned that they reassessed the swim afterwards and it actually measured 1.1 miles not the traditional .9 that Olympic is supposed to be, which makes me feel infinitely better. I could not wrap my head around the idea that my swim pace was 2:42/100m. But at the new distance that puts me at 2:17/100m, which is definitely right about where I fall for open water, much more accurate.
I have another race this weekend. That’s three weekends in a row. Three, count em’, three. And guess what next weekend is? Iron Girl. So, four. Four race weekends in a row. Oops. I did not see that coming. In fact, I just realized I did this to myself this week. Well then.
At least this weekend’s race is only a 10k. I need to start half marathon training anyways, so this will just be my first “long run” and I can start really focusing on half training after Iron Girl. I mean, I’ll still have FLT Olympic in September, but I really need to start cranking out speed work and mileage if I want any chance at PR’ing my half marathon time in October.
1. PR my half marathon time- Really I’d like to run a sub-2 hour half, but I just don’t foresee reclaiming enough of my seemingly recently lost speed to manage that, so I’ll just PR my time and hope for the best.
2. PR my Olympic triathlon time…again- After Delta Lake I’m really hoping to out a better race at FLT. I think I can, especially since I’ll finally have a time gap in between races for this one. The bike course is hilly, but I have a home field advantage on the swim (really the whole race) and the run is super flat. As long as I don’t hit another wall, this should be doable.
3. Lose weight- wah, wah, wah, fatty. My diet has been a big old hot mess disaster and my thighs agree. I need to fit into dress pants in a month. I doubt school will let me get away with wearing jeans as much as the Council does, so I really need to drop a few pounds so I can squeeze myself back into my work pants. Woe is me, blah.
4. Get certified- I have my triathlon coaching training and clinic in a few weeks. I’m also going to be looking into getting spinning certified. I’d really like someone to pay me to workout. And I love spinning, so yes please.
5. Become an afternoon athlete- My new job requires me to be to school by 7am and I’ll have a 25 minute commute. My gym doesn’t open until 6am and the Y doesn’t open until 530am. Neither of these options leave me enough time to get in a morning workout, get ready, and get to school on time. I’m really sad about this because morning workouts start my day off right. And if I’m getting up that early I’d rather be working out then struggling to be awake while getting ready. So I’m going to have to switch my gears to working out after school, be it in the school’s weight room or heading right to the gym after I leave. But this will be a big adjustment for me. This also means no more two-a-days. Wahhhhh. But, it’s for a kickass job, so I can figure it out.
If you could get certified in any coaching or fitness instruction, what would you pick and why?
Advice on not making excuses to skip afternoon workouts? That is my downfall.