If I was a deer, this might be a good thing...
Well, Dee Dee might think its a good thing ;-)
For me, rutting means... I'm in a rut.
Putting things into perspective. This is SUPPOSED to be an easy year for me. I have four triathlons on my schedule and a couple of road races. An easy schedule, right? No ambitious goals. No pressure. A little hard work. A whole lotta fun.
Evidently, it means no improvement either. OK. That's not fair. I've seen some improvement on the bike. A smidgen. We are grasping at straws here, people.
So... What's the goal, the plan, the reason for all of this...
First off, a healthy perspective. When this stuff becomes not fun anymore, I will stop doing it. Yea, like that is ever going to happen. So always, this first and foremost.
Second, focus on the little things. There is always something with my form I can work on, whether that's swimming, cycling, or running.
Thirdly, I am working on my eating habits. I am in the process of de-bloating again, and it feels wonderful. I am losing more weight. Less weight = faster right?
Finally, patience. I gotz patience. Keep doing the right things, trust in the process, and let the chips fall where they may.
In case you couldn't tell, this is a rest week for me. Tuesday, the little old lady in the lane next to me had a longer main set then I did. Yesterday, I did a 45 minute run that had a good bit of walking before and after the main set. I liked it that way. Today, I had a 3x300 time trial, and I didn't try my hardest. Yea, I did it, but it was a reasonably hard effort, not max. *le sigh*...
OK. I'm feeling whiny today, so I'm leaving. I'll be back soon, and hopefully, I'll be a bit more chipper :-)