Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Enter The Krazies

Well, its that time of year.  School is ending.  The State Cup soccer tournament has arrived.  My first triathlon of the year is 3 weeks away.  My carefully laid out schedule and plan is in taters.

Oh joy…

Am I whining?  no. Is my hair getting greyer?  no.  Is that even possible?  :-)  This is all part of the grand plan.  The grand plan trumps the details and guides me on my path.

Reminder:  this triathlon season is non-competitive, a have fun kind of year.

I have 1, 2, 3 weekends of tournaments.  That’s kinda going to make it hard to get in my “big training days” on the weekend and follow this plan as outlined in the book The Time Crunched Triathlete.  This is where a coach makes their money.  The coach keeps you hoppin and a skippin and a jumpin on the path to triathlon greatness, while factoring in the requirements of real life.

I don’t need a coach anymore.  Doesn’t mean I don’t want one.  It just means I don’t need one.

Now, I’m juggling my schedule to get in that long ride and long swim.  I’ll get plenty of running in on the pitch at these tournaments.  As a matter of fact, State Cup should help me shed some excess poundage in the form of sweat.  Columbus is HOT in June.

So, long bike and long swim on Fridays now.  If I can swing it, I’ll swim long one day on the weekend.  I’m already ready to go for the Olympic distance June 12th.  The question is, how ready do I want to be?

Wes

10 comments:

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

As of last week i am now being coached fulltime. Did I need it..not really. Did I want it..YES. Mainly I now feel I can relax and not question any of the remaining process. The tweaking and feedback thus far has been amazing!!

YOU know what you are doing. YOU are ready!!

My Life and Running said...

It amazes me how you balance all the soccer running with triathlon! Wear a Garmin during the tourney - curious what your numbers will be! :)

Kim said...

wow, if you didnt already have a busy schedule working, being a husband, father and triathlete - you are a busy busy man my friend! you will be ready for the oly.

Jess said...

You've got a lot on your plate! Good luck with balancing all of it!

GeorgiaSnail said...

crikey! You need a clone...

Michelle said...

If anyone can do it, you can : )

iJuls said...

i know what you mean by not *needing* a coach but perhaps *wanting* one. if that *is* what you meant, i'm righ there with you. i get by but still. i miss the reasurance, the push, the direction, and everything else.

Julie said...

Hi Wes,
Holy cow! Just 3 weeks until your TRI!!! It is going to fly by and you are going to do great! I got a good feeling about this one:)

Happy Friday! Take care of you!

Joe said...

Hope the weekend went well for the State Tourney...lot's of anxious people watching every move on the pitch. Big time for kids trying to get college rides, eh??

Run well, sweat well...and hope the yellow card stays in your pocket!!!

.

Annette said...

Wow - I haven't read blogs in FOREVER! So glad to see you're still keeping it up! Best of luck with your tri!