Monday, April 27, 2015

Decision Day Has Come

Remember back in March when I made a Semi Race Annoucement?  I was struggling to regain my prior beastly prowlness (what??!!!) after having a long vacation and being sick for an extended period of time.  In my struggle it had dawned on me that I do best in my exercise when I am working towards something that has a deadline.  It's kind of a kick in the butt that I have to make it happen or else.  Remember that?

The deadline was going to manifest as a great leap in the form of the Callaway Gardens Duathlon and I had seven weeks to whip myself into some semblance of shape.   Being a little bit more than nervous, for multiple reasons, I reserved signing up until the sixth week of training to review my progress.  Well, I am entering the seventh week of training right after I finish writing this post.  What do you think I've decided to do?

I kind of gave it away, but I guess you guessed anyway.  I decided last night to register for the race. I am officially running and riding in the Callaway Gardens Duathlon. Yayyy me!  I'm very excited and not as nervous as I thought I would be.  Training has been trying, but good.  Things are still not where I would like them to be but hey, I'm in.

I read a post last week that talked about being fearless and it asked what have I done lately in which I challenged my fears.  My response was, this race!


Decision Day Has Come


Weekly Workout Recap / Week 5 Duathlon Training April 20 - 26th, 2015

Monday

15 min Run / 30 min Ride / 15 min Run
BGR Run

Honestly,  I wasn't able to train on Sunday because it rained all day so Monday I opted to do Sunday's training. I only ran one of the run components because I was trying to make it to meditative yoga at Solstice Atl, An Urban Retreat for Moms.  It is brand new in the ATL and you can read my review of it here.  I totally enjoyed the studio, the class and my fit social with my girlfriend.  

I missed the BGR Run we had unexpected guests that we haven't seen for years.  


Tuesday

Rest & Stretch

Since I did yoga the day before I decided to skip it today.


Wednesday

Run 30 / Bike 30
BGR Run

Run and bike went well.  Not sure why I didn't get to the run.


Thursday

Run 30

Rained out and starting to experience some, "I don't wanna".  


Friday

Bike 75 min

I struggled for three miles and my help showed up.  I went further than I have ever been,12 miles, and tried some new trails. Biking is starting to give running a run for its money.

Saturday

Rest

Sunday

Run 10 / Bike 60 / Run 10

Training was brutal today.  No help came and I struggled the entire way. I barely ran the last leg of training.  My legs hurt most of the day, which never happens, and I was completely exhausted.  I haven't been doing any super crazy eating, but I haven't been supporting myself nutritionally either. 
Good news, I got it done.  

On to next week!!

Do you ever feel like you don't want to or am I the only one?

18 comments :

  1. Good for you! I have participated in an indoor duathlon before, I would love to do one outdoors way better than running laps on an indoor track :) Good luck to you!

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  2. I have my days where it takes all of my might to get a workout in. It can be hard when I am not feeling well. But it is always worth it in the end!

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  3. That's awesome! Is BGR Black Girls Run? Wish there was a chapter by me 😊 I'll have to look.

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  4. I am really excited for you and I think you will surprise yourself :)

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  5. Kudos to you for pulling the trigger! I've wanted to do a du for years but haven't yet summoned the nerve. Calloway Gardens is beautiful!

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  6. Yay, so glad you made a final decision! I can't wait to cheer you on!

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  7. this is great! what a decision! I'm in awe of duathletes and triathletes!

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  8. Good for you! Yep, I'm running a half this weekend and I'm alternately looking forward to it and dreading it. It will be race #3 for the spring and I'm a little burned out...

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  9. so fun! i just ran an indoor tri this past weekend and had a blast - you'll love it!

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  10. Wow, well you know your body best! I hope you go into this stronger than ever!!

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  11. WTG signing up! You'll be ready and have an awesome time too. You'll see :)

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  12. Congrats on signing up! Ihave never done a dualathalon but hope to someday!.

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  13. Congrats on signing up for the duathlon! And good luck with your training :)

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  14. nice!! I want to do a sprint tri soon-ish, but maybe a duathlon would be better for me...I'm an awful swimmer haha. Any tips for buying a bike? Should I just stick to a normal mountain bike type thing as a total beginner?

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  15. Woo! Way to sign up! You're going to rock it

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  16. Woohoo! A duathlon sounds like a blast! You will have such a great time and congrats on the decision to sign up. You will be happy that you did!

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  17. Congrats on signing up for the duathlon. I'm sure you will do great!

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