Thursday, March 27, 2008


Coach gave us a head up on Tuesday that this mornung would be a time trial to compare to February. Instant anxiety set in.

Why do I hate time trials?

  • One of the reasons that I have not trained with a group before is because I am slow at whatever I do. It's tough to have everyone waiting for you.
  • Another reason is the same reason that I hate doing a 5K race. I panic and worry that I won't make the distance if I go too all out.
  • It is also hard to come face to face with a number on the speed that I swim.
  • It's like taking a test and forgetting everything that you know.

I don't know my exact times for the 200 and 2(100) but I don't think I was really any faster. I tend to overthink these things. It goes back to expectations. I know that my strength is not to be fast. I know I will always finish no matter how long it takes.

I went to the MD whis afternoon to get my BP check. It is down alot from February but still not where it needs to be. So my meds. were increased again. I am happy that it is heading the right direction.

Tonight I was thinking of doing a short run but the springlike rain,sleet and snow put a stop to that. I'll probablly go to spin in the AM if I can get up.

This weekend, I plan to run longer Saturday and swim/spin on Sunday. I'm hoping for some better weather. Also I hope to take Sugar off the rainer and to the bike shop for a spring check-up.

Waddling to quit rambling.................


J~Mom said...

I am with you! I will never be fast but I will get it done! You go!!

21stCenturyMom said...

I went on a ride last night with a group that consisted of several Ironman finishers and a coach. I almost didn't go because it was a no drop ride and I knew I would be way behind them. But I went - and they waited and they all told me I did great and I had a fabulous ride.

No fear!

Ultra, Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Ugh, me too! Whenever I feel good about myself, a group workout with other multisport athletes is sure to quash that feeling of goodness. I always feel like the slowest, chunky person in the group. "Awww, she's so cute, and she tries so hard..." I imagine them saying.

rocketpants said...

I know the feeling oh too well of people having to wait for me...but always keep in mind that it is your workout too. Way to hang in there.

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

I don't like training with groups either. Same reasons. So I pretty much train by myself.