I’ve been in “recovery” mode for almost the last 2 months. I have not been sitting on the couch by any means. I have been working out just not “training.” Yesterday I had planned on going for a ride. I had just put my pedals back on. Excited and ready for a ride! It was freezing…so I decided against it. I went for a walk instead and saw some great views of Mt. Hood.
The Portland Tri Club had their first meeting of the year last week. I feel like that is ALWAYS the official kick off start to tri season. Luckily enough for me it came sooner than later.
I typically start my training in late November or December depending on how my last season was and what my upcoming season entails. I have a recovery period and then an "off season". I had a very late season Ironman in 2012. In 2013 my plans include Wildflower Long Course Triathlon. Its May 4th this year. A very early half ironman. Now what does that tell you? Not much of an off season. Plenty of time for recovery, which I did but I am just having a hard time getting back into the swing of things.
The weather may have something to do with it. Who wants to go for a bike ride in 30 degrees?! I think that it also has to do with my ankle. I usually run all year around but I’ve been doing these shorts runs that are not helping my endurance! I’m slowly building my running back up. I need to just snap out of it and HTFU(harder the f*** up)!
The triathlons I am planning on this year and some goals are:
Wildflower long course Goal: sub 7 hour
Blue Lake olympic Goal: sub 2:46
Pacific Crest long course Goal: sub 6:20
I have 16 weeks until Wildflower and I am excited to start training again!
Who is doing Wildflower? What race are you most excited for this season?