I’ve decided that today is the official kick-off of my 2010 triathlon training season!
Why? Thanks for asking. I’ll tell you.
First of all, I was sitting around this weekend getting cranky that I couldn’t find the time to get in a swim. And with all the walking I’ve been doing with Bert every other morning my running time is taking a hit too. As far as cycling goes I’m pretty much doing one 20 mile ride on the weekend and maybe a spin session midweek.
None of this is going to get me through any of my races in decent shape. Something had to give.
A lightbulb went off in my head. Join the YMCA! It’s half a block from work and I bet I can get there at least 3 times a week at lunch. They have a nice pool. They have spin class. They have treadmills overlooking the bay. Pretty sweet.
So on Monday I signed up. But was too busy to swim. Tuesday, same deal.
This morning we did our 5 mile walking loop in the crisp cold air. Nice.
To say I was determined to swim at lunch is an understatement. And swim I did! It was SO. AWESOME!
The pool temp was a little warm and the air a little humid but the natural light from the windows was nice. And I had a lane mostly to myself and did a decent 1,250 meters. Love that euphoric feeling I get in the water.
When I got home this evening Bert was up for a second walk loop. So we did that too.
I’m finally feeling that pleasantly drained feeling I get when I’m seriously training for a race. And I love it. Is that weird? I think not.