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.
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?