Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Looking for Rhythm

I had a great swim last night at Masters.  2650 yards and my coach told me I am really getting more consistent with my speed.  Yay me!!  The only problem with Masters swim is that it doesn't end until 9:30 p.m., and by the time I shower and drive home it's a little after 10.  (That is late in the Trimommy world!)

Since I have my longest work day on Tuesdays and am much more likely to complete a morning workout than an evening workout, my plan for this morning was to get up early before the boys and hop on the trainer for 45 minutes.  Well, my alarm went off at 5:15, but I was not getting out of the bed.  No way was it happening.  In my defense, I had quite a big training day yesterday, but still. 

Since I've been back to running I'm having a hard time finding my training rhythm, so to speak.  I really need to sit down and figure out a plan.  That's right, a plan.  I just don't do well with this fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants style of training.  What I really want (need?) is a coach.  I want someone who knows what they are doing to tell me exactly what I should do.  The problem with the whole coaching thing is that it costs money (doesn't everything?).  So, unless a coach wants to step up and see what they can do with me for a way reduced price or for the love of sport, or something like that, I have to figure it out myself.

So on my ever-growing mental to-do list which I should really write down because I always forget what is on it, I will add figure out a doable training schedule. 

On another, strange note...I went to the CNY Triathlon Club meeting tonight.  The meeting itself was very productive.  There were about 10 of us there brainstorming and discussing ideas for next season.  The meeting was in an administrative building for a local school district and there was another meeting going on in another larger room with about 30 or so people.  In our room 10 very fit and lean people were discussing how to grow our club and get people involved in triathlon.  The other room was hosting a support group for people who had undergone gastric bypass surgery.  There are so many things to say about this funny little coincidence, but no matter what I say it will never to it justice, so I will just leave it at that!


  1. Shoot me an email! Maybe I can help!

  2. Check out this guy. I used him for awhile and like him. www.tripower.org

    BTW, I am on the trakkers team with you.

  3. Glad you are back to running. That's why I always follow a plan from a book. I can't afford a coach, and I don't know the right way to do it myself. Tho I do change it up as needed (like add hill repeats or something).

  4. As I tri-daddy of 2 girls, my training rhythm can best be described as syncopated but I believe that a coach, who makes individual and flexible plans(because life gets in the way at times) pays for himself due to the time I save in training (focus and efficiency) as well as results. Of course, not all coaches are created equal. Email me if you want more detailed experiences, etc.

  5. The conference rooms....oh my. Does IC offer any coaching programs, since you're a prof there?

  6. I agree with Carol, a free online program or a program out of a book is the best bang for your buck. The off season has been little weird, at first, it was great not having anything "scheduled" and just do what I wanted, now I realize I need that "schedule"

  7. you'll get back into a groove soon....talk with Mary as well!

    did they ahve a "social" hour this time? we went last month, and no social hour....:(

    it was still good to go to the meeting, it seems the club is in need of some new leadership.....

  8. Haha! That is too funny about the gastric bypass group! You should have invited them to the team. :-)

  9. Definitely should've combined meetings!


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