Friday, April 8, 2011

What I'm up to lately...

Anybody that tells you that you can do full Ironman training and have a normal life is just not being honest (in my humble opinion...). It's not just the training time and the prep/recovery time; but in general it just leaves you a little more fatigued and less energetic, which makes you less likely to do things like cleaning the house, taking care of the yard, etc. For me, it seems to also have affected the frequency and depth of posting to my blog (that, and I don't want to be the guy in the "I'm training for an Ironman" video...).

Of course there are other factors, like the time I'm putting into coaching. Add that in to the mix of IM training, regular job, family/home, and other things like planning for the Haiti trip later this year... and you get tired JD. Not complaining, I wouldn't do it if I didn't enjoy what I got out of it, just a fact of life that's on my mind at the moment.

In more upbeat/happy news, next week I head to Boston for the Boston Marathon! I did it once before, in 2009 (race report here); and I'm really looking forward to the trip this year. Due to it being 5 weeks out from IM Texas, I'll definitely be looking for just a steady, training type of day; this will NOT be a PR type of run for me. I will be sporting my Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation colors, though - maybe even carry a couple of leaflets with me...

Back to coaching for a second... I'll be one of the coaches for a new triathlon training program starting next week. I'm really looking forward to that - it's geared towards new triathletes and I really enjoy seeing someone accomplish that first triathlon that they never thought they could do : )

OK, time to get back to training. Getting in one more 100 mile plus bike ride tomorrow, since I'll be traveling next weekend. Hopefully I stick to my moderate race plan in Boston, and then I can recuperate quickly and get a couple more good weeks of training in between then and my taper for the IM.


Help the kids!

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation: to find a cure for childhood cancer for kids like Ishani ... Please help them by donating HERE

Hope For Kidz: program to help educate children in Haiti

1 comment:

  1. Good luck in Boston

    Good to know that my feeling of being tired all the time is normal, phew