I’m about one week out from my second triathlon of the season, the Dewey Beach sprint. And let me tell you, my motivation to get in the swimming and cycling miles is majorly lagging.
I’ve known for years now that my heart is really in running and not triathlon. It’s the reason I quit doing them five years ago. This summer, for whatever reason, I got excited to do a couple again. I have enjoyed the training, really, and thoroughly enjoyed the Iron Girl sprint. But all along I’ve also been longing to get back to a simpler training regimen, one that mainly involves running with a little bit of cross training thrown in.
But there’s still the matter of this upcoming tri. As I’m writing this post on Thursday, I am struggling to get out the door and go for a swim. Did I struggle at 5 a.m. today to go run seven miles? No. I am also struggling to force myself to go ride tomorrow. Especially when an invitation to do a five-mile trail run popped up in my email today. And the past two weeks have not been a stellar of example of how someone should train for a tri, let’s just say that.
Really, you’d think I could just suck it up for one more week. But I’m not entirely sure I’ll pull that off. Will I hate myself come next Saturday when my swim and bike splits are less than desirable? Yes. But does running almost always win? Yes, again.
So what do you think–did I get in the pool yesterday? Did I get on my bike today? Should I just follow my heart (and my feet) when it comes to training?