Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Be The Hammer

As previously posted, I was run down by a car last Thursday while training on the bike. Did this brush with death* slow me down…?

Not for long!

I had intended to do an AM/PM workout on Thursday, take Friday as a rest day and then brick on Saturday. I only lost one workout as a result of my flesh on bumper affair. I took Thursday evening off and instead toasted my blessed good fortune with copious amounts of adult beverage. I rested Friday as planned and then on Saturday dug in.

I did 42+ miles on the bike at about 19 mile per hour, followed by a 5 mile run at approximately a 7:30/mile pace**. On Sunday I went for a 12 mile run at an 8:35/mile pace.

Thus far triathlon training is an exercise in time management and also in fatigue management. I am working out on average 7-9 times a week and taking one rest day per week. Packing 2,000 meters in the pool or a 20-mile ride in the morning followed by an evening run is not at all uncommon.

Never once in my life have I been as fit as I am today.

This Sunday will be my very first foray into multi-sport competition. I will be participating in the Queens Biathlon. The race is a 5k run / 20 mile bike / 5k run course and I fully intend to drop the hammer.

You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer.
-Goethe

*admitted hyperbole
**actual times. Not hyperbole

10 comments:

JustRun said...

Good job! Have fun and good luck this weekend!

Deene said...

training is actually kind of fun, isn't it? the time management part can be a challenge too, it sucks when you skip a planned workout and then you end up with some free guilt time.
hav fun at the biathlon!

Sempre Libera said...

Wow, triathlons require one heck of a commitment... good luck to you!

Ginger Breadman said...

It's great to hear you so excited about your brick workouts and your upcoming biathlon. I'm glad the crazy car didn't seem to slow your momentum too much. Keep up the training!

Jung said...

Oh man, I'm so relieved to hear that you're doing fine after the crash. That driver got off easy! You are a kind and good man!

stephruns said...

you do sound very alive!!! YAY!!!!!!

Yvonne said...

good luck josh!!!

hey - i just sent u an email. respond if you get a chance. thx!

Just12Finish said...

It's hammer time!

Uptown Girl said...

Go for it:)

miss petite america said...

this post suddenly made me feel very very lazy...