“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in war.” Ed Eyestone (BYU’s head cross-country coach)
As I ramp up my training this week, I’m trying to keep this in mind… You must to work hard to reap the rewards.
My current deliberation is whether or not I can get myself to the finish line while balancing my new work load and travel schedule without any help. I have set up a training plan for the 70.3 on my own, but as I get further into my new role at work, I’m realizing that my travel schedule is going to conflict with training…. All. The. Time. ….which has me scared for the outcome of the 70.3.
SO, I talked to a coach yesterday and I am now trying to figure out if I should hire her or not. Do I really need it? Maybe, maybe not. Will she give me more confidence? Probably. Will it reduce my likihood of reinjuring my foot? Most Likely.
I have met this coach before. I do like her style, philosophy and demeanor. I think it would be a good fit for me as compared to other coaches in the area. I just have to get over the cost of hiring her… always the cost v. benefit dilemma. Triathlon is funny like that.
Being able to finish the 70.3 without injury and some structured training would likely make me a much happier person. So, I guess I’ll be talking with some of the other athletes she coaches today to determine what I want to do and how intense of a season I want to have. Until then, I’ll stick to my amateur planning program and keep building my base!
|This week’s workout plan.|
|Oh Bike Trainer, how I love to hate you. (P.S. – notice Roxie?)|
|Roxie has other plans for my evening…|