Friday, June 22, 2007

Post Race Blues

hmmmm. Well, I'm such a slacker. I've been doing baby workouts like 3 mile runs and 12 mile bikes, not even on the same day mind you and still, i feel sort of like I'm dragging the entire time.
I've read the "Post Race Blues" article two times now. Especially noting the part about how if you feel them coming on, don't start immediately training for the next big thing. But still, I can't seem to get my finger on it. Maybe I need to push through the shorter workouts and on to something truely draining to really remember what a break a measly 3 mile run is.
I'm trying to re-balance my life, like the article says. Enjoying being with my kids, sleeping late, having an unrushed diner at home.
Trying to keep it all in perspective. But now with school out, we've got two extra bodies at home. Daisy and Mr. Preschool are off for the summer. Training is done. My life is completely differnt than it was just 11 days ago. And it all happened at once. Plus, this month seems to be the month of parties, wine and eating. Every other day there is some event with lots of wine and good food.

Tomorrow I'm leading an 18 mile bike ride on a the new, I Love the Tavern bike course, hopefully that will be a start at longer workouts. The Tavern Race is in a week, that should fun and challenging because it's new. And I'm going to start strength training again next week too, on my lunch hour if I have to, becuase I can, while Mr. Preschool watches the kids.


TriGirl 40 said...

Sounds like everyone loved the Tavern ride and appreciated you taking them through the course.

And never, ever, forget the powers of some good wine. :) Was great to see you at the Fleming's fundraiser.

jones said...

thank you thank you thank you for helping me out during the ride this morning!! seriously - could not have done it confidently without you having been there to support me and give me advice the whole way. looking forward to seeing you next week!!

Diane said...

You looked stunning at MJ's last night, wine in hand! (And your husband told me he's so happy and proud of you with your training - what a nice guy!)

Vickie said...

Just give yourself a couple of weeks to slack and then refocus. Its hard being done so early in the season with your big race. I'm sure something else will emerge and you can start training in earnest again. Lucky your husband is home during the summer. Don't waste that opportunity!