It is true..I have not blogged in three months..it is... but I promise to make up for it in a flurry of new posts. What have I been doing? I have either been training, thinking about training or thinking there is no way I should be doing this. Some bad things have happened since my last post and some good.
THE BAD that has happened. I became really frustrated with my fitness level and the progress I was making. I really do not think that this triathlon stuff is made for larger guys..ok...even normal size guys. It is very frustrating training next to guys that weigh 80 lbs lighter than me. Should I get some sort of headstart? I have also found that training for the longer distances is very time consuming (DUH!) With work and family life I find that the training is really cutting into my T.V. time. The other really frustrating thing is that everyone I meet seems to be in better shape than me..WTF? Am I just starting to hang out with more athletic people or maybe its being in Colorado. I think I should be training in Kentucky..that way I would definitely feel better about myself. Another "bad"..my knee issues are resurfacing due to the running. The pain had pretty much disappeared when I changed my running style..now it is back.
I will be back soon with updates on my TI class, my new wetsuit with pics!!, tips on what to do when you get the runner's trots and an extended essay comparing Accelerade to Gatorade and whether GU really is as disgusting as you think. By the way for anyone who is thinking about getting a Garmin 405 - don't - stick with the tried and true 305..it is a lot less money and I find it to be much more useful and user friendly.