Two weeks from right now my triathlon season will be all over for 2011... I think I'll be kinda sad!
I'm so excited to go race but then at the same time I just want time to stop because I don't want it to be over yet... I want it to happen but then I don't want it to happen because then it will be all done. Clearly I have had toomuch coffee this morning. Just ignore me. Lol.
Yesterday morning I started off riding... it was my last long ride of the year (I think?!?)... and seriously I had the thought that I am so glad I am entered in Canada for next year because I'm just not over it yet! And I was thinking that maybe I really should be by now... Shouldn't I be, like, burnt out or something?? I mean, It's been a loooong training year... I started doing long rides in January... I totally lost count of how many I have done this year. Should I go back and count? I don't know if I even want to know? Now I'm curious. Ok hang on I'll go look at Training Peaks...
OK I'm back... I counted long rides (90+ miles)... You really want to know? (Stop reading if you don't because I'm about to tell you! :) I did 21 rides this year that were 90-120 miles! (That's a lot of Inifinit!) One more in 2 weeks... :)
In good news, my ride yesterday was possibly the strongest ride I've had all year (with the exception of my race at Honu). I had a couple things going for me which helped for sure... I was highly motivated and really wanted to ride, the roads were dry (!!), the winds were moderate at 10-15mph (vs 15-25+), and I was on my new bike. Yep! Finally got to ride her for a long time and I'm happy to report she handled the distance with flying colors.
I was also thinking just how much I enjoy riding long... especially when I am by myself (I swear I am not even being sarcastic!) and it also made me wonder why people who don't LOVE riding their bikes do Ironmans? Anyway.
It's a good place to be, mentally, right now. Still being at the point where I feel hungry for more... there's not even a hint of dread about doing my long run this afternoon...
In good news, after Kona I'll have the Honolulu Marathon to train for... and yesterday I got an email invite to the 30th (Possibly) Annual Waikiki Loooooong Distance Swim (yes that is the actual name of the swim) so I've got that 4.5ish mile ocean swim to train for again as well! But I doubt I'll get to do another long ride until January so I'm going to make the most of the one I get to do in Kona in 13 days. :)