Into the great unknown
Into the great unknown
As far is I can tell this triathlon business is 90% in the head. I'm really good at some bits, not so good at others, and mostly it's a great ever unknown. This is my experience of managing mind, and body, to be the best triathlete I can be.

Nearly well, and about time

ritatrisby ritatrisMar 1st 2013
Two and a half weeks later, and IĀ'm nearly over the lurgy. Not entirely, but enough to be planning on riding tomorrow.

IĀ've been swimming for a week, and a very poor, inefficient swim this morning had one major upside in proving that my body is ok for being under stress, out of breath, working hard and surviving without feeling too grim. So IĀ'm really looking forward to riding my bike! IĀ've missed it! A steady to moderate 1.5 Ā- 2 hours would be ideal.

Hopefully IĀ'll feel no worse for it, as my half ironman is now beginning to loom somewhat in the mind. 6 weeks tomorrow, and two weeks of no training was not quite what I had planned for this point. I got in a really solid couple of months from November, so IĀ'm really hoping the endurance will have held. If IĀ'm well enough to get going properly next week IĀ'm hoping IĀ'll be okay, though I have had to do a little backscaling of expectations for the race, which is probably no bad thing given itĀ's my first attempt over the distance.

A few momentary panics aside I think IĀ've done okay at dealing with the time off (boyfriend may disagree), so that's an improvement on last year's enforced month off at least!
sarahleonardby member: sarahleonard, Mar 4th 2013 14:21
Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Better to rest and get over the bug fully as you have done than try to do too much too soon, however frustrating this may be!

Very exciting about your Half Ironman (I loved this distance). Most people experience some sort of illness during a season so no need to panic, just bounce out of the other side, get focused again and I'm sure you'll do great!
ritatrisby blog author: ritatris, Mar 5th 2013 09:32
Yes, I think it's a case of refocusing mentally. Had to ease off of that to not get really wound up about being ill, so now I need to find it again. I'm sure it'll come - I'm really looking forward to the half :) Thanks for the reassurance!
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