My last post might have been a bit negative. I apologize. Wildflower Long Course will apparently do that to you.
But it's been a good week. I'm doing a bunch of short workouts to try to allow myself to recover while still getting back into the swing of two-a-day workouts. I'm also trying to transition my focus to cycling and bricks. So here's what I've done:
T: am - Swam 2000m at the gym
pm - Ran 5 miles at the track with Team
W: am - Ran 6 miles of figure 8's
pm - Swam 35 minutes at the lake then transitioned to a quick 30 minute bike ride
Th: am - Rode 1 hour easy and did a quick transition to a 1 mile run
I'm going to run tonight and then either swim or bike tomorrow morning.
Saturday is a long run with Team and Sunday is an adventure bike ride up to Bass Lake to visit my mom and Grandma for Mother's Day : )
Most importantly, I had a good talk with my friend/advisor/cheerleader Kelly last night. It's her fault I signed up for this anyway. She looked so happy and smily when she did Vineman last year it made me think I could do it. I was starting to think she might have had drugs, so I asked for some. Just kidding.
We talked about how it's so important to have a good attitude about this and that if you're not having fun, then there's really no point. She reminded me that when I signed up for Ironman, I envisioned training being nothing more than playing outside with my friends. And that race day is really going to be the reward for all of that. And that I might even suffer some post-partum depression when it's all over (I kind of doubt it). She also reassured me that I am not going to die (or at least it's highly unlikely), so I just need to embrace it and keep a smile on my face. And it wouldn't hurt to ride my bike more. : )