September 27, 2015
This year has been quite the epic year of racing. Unfortunately that means that I also haven’t been keeping up on my blogging and race reports as much as I want, but I think that is just a natural result of the heavy training load.
However, training loads come and they go. My 2015 season is effectively over. If I do any more racing it will likely be last minute and purely for fun. It is time to regroup and get caught up on all the things that I’ve neglected over the last year and look forward to what 2016 holds.
So first of all, while I am in my recovery period from TWO long course races in one year, I will have a few weeks of seriously reduced activity. This is an intentional move to allow the body a chance to adapt and recover. I’m still working out, but my training is much lighter and shorter. I’m focusing on my eating as well, because when you are no longer burning 3,000-6,000 calories a day, you cannot EAT that much! This will be a big focus for the balance of the year – and possibly harder than the training itself! Thankfully I have a great team behind me.
So during this time I’m getting caught up on race reports. I have a few completed and I’ve started on more. Here are the ones I wrapped up this weekend if you’re interested. I would love to hear your feedback on them. Any suggestions on how I could have done better? Are the reports too long, too boring, or not long enough not boring enough, whatever!
I will work on getting Challenge Maine and Escape from Alcatraz up in a couple weeks.
And some big changes going on in my world… Rev3 will be back in 2016! http://rev3tri.com/events/
So right now I am in “Walkabout Phase” this is a period each year where I explore WHAT THE HECK DO I WANT TO DO NEXT YEAR. I build a list, cross stuff off, add stuff, and then start laying down plans. Plain and simple, you will never achieve any goals in life if you don’t set them. Try something new? Revisit something old? Who knows… the process is rewarding in and of itself. Shall I do an Ultramarathon? A Super Sprint Tri series? Get serious about Xterra? Lose 30lbs? Podium in the Clydesdale division? Swim the 200meter Fly at Illinois State swim meet? Break an 8 minute mile running? Do trail runs? who knows… something the heart agrees with – that’s for sure. I’m taking ideas! Comment below!