Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Plodding along

The Itch seems to have disappeared again. It was here for about a week, but then I went to (and enjoyed my time in) New York and Dublin. Then... poof! It doesn't help that the weather's turned, either. Come back, Itch. Come back, motivation!

I'm wondering if I actually do need an extensive base-building period this go 'round. I was already at a very high fitness level when I began last year's 24-week program. This year, not so much. There might be value in some of those long, mileage-based weeks. (The very thought makes me shudder.)

I've given two "tech talks" about my December Ironman in the past two weeks. As I get more and more removed from the race, it feels more and more like I'm telling somebody else's story. Was that really me? I did that?

I just registered for the full Vineman 140.6 on July 30 in and around Santa Rosa. I might have made a mistake in doing so, but as much as I regret signing up for the race now, I'm sure that if I hadn't, I would have been kicking myself in mid-May when my juices are finally flowing again.

Plan to come out and cheer me on. I'm going to need some encouragement!