Work is really getting in the way of my training this week. I really need to talk to my boss and tell him to get his priorities straight. Geez, doesn't my upcoming races mean anything to him? I mean, really, how am I supposed to get any training in staying at a hotel in Lincoln, Maine with a schedule like this:
Monday - 4:30am-7pm
Tuesday - 5:30am-7pm
Wednesday - 5:30am-7pm, drive home, pass out.
And for the record, Lincoln, Maine smells like a big fart thanks to the local mill. Sorry Lincoln, but it is true. I blamed my co-worker Adam at first, but it was the mill.
Somehow I need to sneak in 3 rides, an 18 mile run, and a swim into the 4 days left of this week and not wreak havoc on my healing Achilles Tendinitis.
I feel like I have lost something. What is it? Momentum? Fitness level? I am not sure.
I have been consistent in my training through the winter, it really is hard for me to mess with it because once you miss one or two workouts, seeds of doubt are sown. Every doubt you have about yourself seems to settle in your body somewhere, rearing its ugly head when you want to perform your best. That is why I think I can do anything, avoid the word "can't", and try to avoid self-doubt. But man, I missed three days this week. Stupid work.
As I look at April spreading before me, (and realizing I am going to be in a town that smells like a fart) I see that work is going to make it especially challenging to get my runs, rides, and swims in. OK, I admit it, I am kind of freaked out about it.
The good news is that I finally got a run in this morning, it was a fabulous 6 miler with my friend Beth. I think she might run Sugarloaf with me (ahem, well, ahead of me) and I have really enjoyed running with her and her dog Austin a few times a week. It kicks my butt out of bed knowing I have to meet someone, and she is a strong runner so I try to make sure I run with her on my tempo days because she pushes me and makes me a better runner.
On tap for what is left of this week:
Thursday - 6 mi run (DONE); 20 mile bike
Friday - Swim! First time in about a month. 20 mile bike
Sat - 18 mile run
Sun - longish bike ride @30-40 miles.