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The Long Game
Musings of somebody trying to get faster in the water, on a bike and on some trainers!

Sunny whether?!...

martinkilbby martinkilbJul 21st 2012
Well, Bradley Wiggins has almost won the tour, it's one week to go for the Olympics and at last we've had a weekend day where it's not been to cold or wet to spend the majority of the day outside. Training - nil. BBQ and paddling pool - win. Guilty, not a bit!

Recent training has been progressing well, although compromised from time to time. Compromised? Why should I say this word, as surely I remind myself, it's about 'the journey' and therefore if I don't have time to train, I don't have time. Training shouldn't and isn't the be all and end all in my life and I choose to do other things when they arise within the same time frame as my training plan dictates. But, that doesn't stop me thinking 'what if....?'. What if I managed an extra long ride this week..., what if I managed to clock up a full 3 weeks of no missed weekday lunchtime swims...? What if I managed to push myself hard on those interval running sessions, when I really should go 'fast/fast', rather than just faster plod..?.

I don't lie awake at night and fret, but I do think 'what if's...'. If I didn't, I wouldn't be human in evaluating what we do each day. If I didn't think the 'What if...', the time when I'm doing what has taken priority, wouldn't be so precious and enjoyable; whether that's gardening, seeing the Harbour festival with my family, sharing a coffee with friends or zipping along a dewey riverside in trainers, an early morning open water swim, or flying down a straight road on a TT bike. After all, the delight of choice is the choice itself, if it's not - you're not your own master.

So in summary, far too profound for a Saturday night.

Back to Triathlons facts. Here are my thoughts/aims for the moment.

Swimming - keep sessions enjoyable and regular. Even if they are only 30 mins
Bike - keep going steady and get a long ride in there every now and again - 6am tomorrow for me!
Run - time to concentrate on doing some dedicated intervals and not let them slide to the forget pile each week!

Party on!
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