Mid-January to mid-February sucked for me in terms of training. Plenty of excuses for why....a case of "the crud", snowmageddon, the kids, Tommy's work schedule as a firefighter, blah, blah, blah..... My first tri of the season is now 12 weeks away. Crummy training now = poor results in 12 weeks. This is not to say that I haven't been training. Last year (my first tri season) at this time, I was running a couple of times a week and didn't have a bike. I think I took an occasional spin class, and I went to the pool about twice a month. The point? My training this year is leaps and bounds above 2009. The other point? I still have a way to go! If I want to be happy with my performance, I need to put the effort forth now. I am at my "pre-munchkins" weight, usually just a couple of pounds above my peak training weight. I gave up chocolate AND candy for lent, a huge help in jumpstarting a better nutrition program. (It was that or margaritas!).
Our trip to Florida last week was a great springboard. I finally got to train outside (it felt so good to run outside and sweat in shorts and a sleeveless shirt). I also got to try out my new Saucony Fastwitch 4 running shoes somewhere other than the treadmill. They rock!!!!!
So March begins serious training. Time to kick it up, suck it up, and get ready for May. Bring it on!