Friday, January 2, 2009

A triathlon of the indoor variety

I haven't put a toe in the swimming pool since I finished the Danskin Triathlon back in July.

I'm not sure why. I guess the pool and I were taking a break. But the break ended up being an extended break. One of the five-month variety. I've kept up with the bike. And while I haven't run as much as I would like, I have been known to log a few miles on the treadmill every so often.

In other words, I've been slacking a bit.

That didn't stop me from signing up for an indoor triathlon at the YMCA. You're probably saying, you've got time to get ready. Yeah. Not really. It's in 15 days. Two weeks people. Not a lot of time to train. Or build my swim endurance back up.

But I'm still doing it. Mainly to gauge where I'm at. And to force me to get my behind back in the pool. And to get me back in the gym-going habit. Because I need something to work towards. Yes, the High Cliff Triathlon is out there. But that's in June. Months away.

So I'll do the indoor tri in two weeks. See how it goes. And then I'll sign up for the next one the YMCA's having in March. And when I finish the one in March, I'll be able to see what kind of progress I've actually made once I get back into a routine. The routine that I lost sometime back in July.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comments! I know how you feel about the swimming. I haven't been in the pool more than twice since my tri in August. I signed up for some 2009 races too, but mine aren't until April! Goos luck!

Runner Leana said...

The pool is not entirely my best friend either...but good for you for signing up for the indoor tri!