It’s beginning to look a lot like…ironman training

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After 5 months of unstructured workouts, including not a single pool set, my structured training for 2013 begins in 6 days. I’ve also been AWOL from my blog for about the same time period. I haven’t felt the need to write and haven’t felt like I had much to share. It’s not that nothing’s happened, but very little has happened from a training perspective. January 1st is when I drop it back into gear. I have mixed feelings, mostly because of the impact of my training on Allison. The last 5 months have been wonderful and we’ve been able to spend a lot of time together and I know how much she enjoyed my break from focused training. It was the right thing to do and was something that I, and we, needed. Having said all that, I also know the next 8 months are going to be amazing. What can I say, I struggle to be pessimistic.  One thing’s for sure, our grocery bill is going up:). I’ll also be getting back into the pool which is not something I’m all that excited about. I still find myself struggling to enjoy swimming. One change I’m committing to is to stay positive in the water and only talk about the things I like about swimming. For example, I love the exercise. I love the feeling I have after a good solid workout. I love swimming with great friends. I love laughing between sets. I love a good hot tub post workout. I love breaking through a time barrier. Wow, those all came pretty quick. Maybe I don’t hate swimming?

That’s the update for now, I’m going with something short to get the ball rolling. My next post will be about my race calendar and goals for 2013 and how I’ll be setting myself up for success.

Let the training begin!

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2 Responses to It’s beginning to look a lot like…ironman training

  1. ironmanandrew says:

    I am pretty much in the same bat as you. Im going to take one more month off however. I did do IM Florida, that is my target race again this year. It is interesting though to hear that you hate the pool, and swimming in general. I can’t wait to get back in the pool, it’s just so freeing, its like flying. There is the rhythm of the whole thing, the sound change, and of course it doesnt hurt being one of the fastest in the pool. My question is this: how do you not hate the bike? I’m dreading geting back on the bike. What do you like about it? Thanks bro.

    • RWP says:

      Good luck with Florida! What other ones have you done? The bike for me is very enjoyable. I love the speed, the camaraderie when biking in a group, the scenery, the feeling after a long ride …and so much more!

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