Forgive me Joe Friel and Hal Higdon for I have sinned. It has been 2 days since my last training session.................
OK, back at home (1 day early) and I will get back at it tomorrow. Plan is for run and swim tomorrow with 20+ mile LSD run on Sunday. If Sunday's run goes well, I might try to run MCM for time. It looks like my TRI season might be over. I am having a hard time finding a race that fits my requirements.
Better run today, although yet another week has gone by without anything long. At this rate, I should just have a goal of completing MCM. I need to remind myself to respect the distance or I will be in for another race like the Buffalo Marathon.
Apparently people in Memphis run on Sunday afternoons, but not Saturday afternoons. I probably passed 6 different runners today. So the answer to Sue's question is YES, people do run in Memphis. Just not too many. :)
Went out for a run along the Mississippi and through some local neighborhoods in Memphis. I was planning on going longer, but I had NOTHIN!!! I didn't have any legs and was hot and dehydrated right from the get go. Besides, the dog ate my homework. :) Pleasant enough route, but I know there must be better places to run in Memphis as there was not a single other runner along path.
Much better run today. Maybe my leg turnover is coming back for the shorter stuff.
Off to a conference in Memphis in the morning. I will be there through Wednesday - UGGHHHH. We will see what kind of training, eating, drinking, running I get in while I am away. :)
I just couldn't help myself. I registered for General Smallwood OLY today. Looks like MCM will be for fun. Beer on the course anybody? :)
Nice, easy run.
Decent swim tonight. 1500 meters, plus drills.
So, here is today's reason that I am an IDIOT! I went to put the date of the Smallwood TRI in my calendar when I realized the race is on a Saturday. UGGGHHH! You see, both my daughter's play soccer on Saturday and I don't like missing games. Never mind the fact that my X would never let me hear the end of it, I really enjoy the games! So after telling Paul earlier in the week that he should skip his TRI this weekend in favor of his son's football game, I am going to do the same thing at the end of the month. The good news is Smallwood has a decent refund policy.
Back to the drawing board..........
Got an email last night confirming my registration and entrance in the Odyssey HIM this weekend. I registered last Spring before I knew my Fall schedule. Unfortunately I will be on plane during the race. :( I really want to do this race. That being said, without any firm racing plans I don't really have any mojo this week to train. I better figure something out. MCM just doesn't seem to be proper motivation for me right now and I am still unsure whether my schedule will allow for General Smallwood.........
MCM #5618 - I have no idea what I put for a projected finish time.
I figure I should push myself to participate in my 2 favorite sports today (running & swimming :) ) in an effort to find what I am missing.
The run at lunch was decent, but didn't do the trick. I still need to find the speed I had at the end of Spring. I was red-lining it and it felt to me like I should have been running lower 7's.
Swim tonight, maybe that will help..........