Monday, June 27, 2011

Transitions

I looked through my handy dandy training manual and settled on the last week workout of the transition training program.  It called for five hours of training, which was more than the second week of the intermediate sprint program, but less intensity.  I doubted seriously that I would get my workouts in over the weekend.  That meant missing one bike and one run workout.  The virtual coach, however, said to do whatever I wanted the week after a race.  So, I did.

Friday, I headed down to Mobile straight after work to see my father and pick up Matthew.  Paw Paw is doing a little better.  After he wakes up, his mind is a little sharper, and his conversations make a little more sense.  As the day wears on and he tires, his mind finds it more difficult to stay with us, and that’s fine.  He has a long road ahead of him, and we will be there to carry him when necessary.

As for me…  The next phase in my training starts tomorrow.  I have four weeks until my last sprint of the year.  I can hardly believe my tri season will be over so soon this year.  Believe me.  It’s ENTIRELY necessary.  Triathlon is not the only thing transitioning in my life these days.  I’m not fool enough to believe that I am in total control.  I am fool enough to believe that I have some control over the process.

I’ve set an ambitious goal for my next race.  I want to finish top 5 in my age group.  It’s challenging, doable, and it must not affect my responsibilities.  Everything, after all, has it’s worth…

Wes

10 comments:

Stef said...

Glad your dad's doing better.

Transitioning . . . it's quite a practice isn't it.

Excited for you to grab your top 5 finish!!!!!

Lisa said...

your sprint season is going to be over before mine gets started. of course i'm doing this to myself on purpose....got a late start due to the knee...but still

Michelle said...

Glad your dad is continuing to recover nicely.

I can't believe your season will be ending so early! Sounds like it's all good, though - and I'm sure you'll end it on a high note : )

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

You have such a positive way in how you express your dads update in. Enjoying his "clear" moments are very sweet.

I am holding on to see what amazing results you turn out at this next Tri.

LBTEPA said...

that is such good news about your Dad :)
Even if you don't get top 5, if you aim for it you will get higher than if you didn't have an aim. Go Wes Go!

Stuart said...

Priorities!

You have your's all figured out!

Colleen said...

So glad to hear that your dad is doing better! :)

Ending the season early isn't a bad thing... kick that last race's butt and enjoy the off season!

Marni Sumbal, MS, RD said...

That is great that you are setting goals for yourself. There is something so very special and powerful about having your eyes set on a goal and learning so much about yourself while trying to achieve the goal. I know you will succeed!
-marni

Jpnkn said...

I just started reading your blog and I think it's great! I just started triathlon and I find reading your blog to be very motivating. Thanks!

Carolina John said...

So what's up next big guy? Maybe something in the career? Trail running with the snail?