For me, today is the beginning of race season. July 2008 will bring my first race of the year, the New Jersey Triathlon on July 27. I am doing the Total 200, a 200 bike ride, on July 12. Four months from today, I'll be participating in Ironman Florida. So, this really is the start of race season.
So, I started by having a rest day. A rest day is often overlooked in a triathlete's training regimen. Especially if the person is named TJ Collins. I haven't truly had a day off in some time. June 14 was my last "off" day. On Monday's when I haven't swam, biked or run, I did lift weights and do a core workout. Today, I haven't done anything. Well, I did walk to work, a 25 minute walk. And, I did ride a bike home from work. But, it is less than 2 miles and the first mile is all downhill. Hmmm... for me it is an off day but would that technically be considered an off day?
Psychologically, I feel pretty good about my race prospects. I've had some breakthrough workouts and I definitely gained some confidence at the Training Tri. I wish they would post the results already.
This weekend, I'm going down to the beach and I intend to take advantage of some training opportunities. Hopefully, I'll get an ocean swim in. I'm doing a 100 mile bike ride. And, tomorrow... long run... going to get a two hour run in. Longest run so far thi season.
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