Yeah not much going on this week in the way of training. Some though in the way of thinking. I am wondering about some goals to set. I have been thinking my marathon experience cannot be only way I experience marathon. I need to do better. It scares me a bit because I went a whole week sure I would never do another one. I didnt have any trouble during training. I had a bad day. I have solidified my near future plans. Run shorter distances and run faster. May be even run more trail and hills. I just want a more efficient run. I think that is the keystone to any triathlete. This week I will run a new 1 mile all out and have a look at my new VDOT. Use that to structure goals for upcoming races and workouts. I cant wait to run that.
I would like to take this time to acknowledge my wife, her sister, and Andi, my best friend in law. They are training for thier first triathlon. They did an open swim/bike brick that is way harder than the race course and all of them killed it. The long swim today in open water was quite impressive as well. Here is another thing I am impressed with. Does anyone have a friend who when faced with a group situation they do not like they sit and complain about it? My friend Karl is just the opposite. He is the man. We all went for a long open swim today and he did not have a wetsuit but he didnt complain. He got in, sucked it up, and swam. In 54 degree water. Sure he was very very cold but he did it and did not complain. I am very impressed by that. Way to go dude.
"the ladder of success must be set upon something solid before you can start to climb"
I feel the climbing, I am having more success, I am continuing to build my base...WHAT AM I CAPABLE OF?