Monday, September 3, 2012

What now?

Coming off of the high of having completed my first half iron distance triathlon, I'm confronted with a huge feeling of post-race blues.  The finish was a bitersweet end to my training season.  Frought with challenges as it was, I'm really pleased with what I was able to accomplish out there.  Since then, I haven't worked out once in the 8 days since the event, and am feeling completely unmotivated.

I had originally planned to roll from the 70.3 straight into fall marathon training, but I had to abandon those plans for a number of reasons.  Between my heart, the impending move, the fall holidays and other factors, I just couldn't see myself committing to the fall races the way I needed to.

I know it's all for the best - but I'm having post-race blues harder than I think I ever have before.  It's really sad not to be training for a fall goal race for the first time since 2008.  I just need to find a way to get myself back to doing SOMETHING - so that I don't lose everything that I have gained.  It's also really tough to read about everyone hitting their long runs, tempo runs and speedwork, and easing into the intense period of training leading up to the marathon.

Really struggling with what my next goal(s) should be, thinking about a half in the spring of 2013, and an early season 70.3 in June or something.  I just need to refocus my sights on the next goal, which will make it easier for me to stay engaged in the interim.

Any suggestions?

2 comments:

DailyRunner said...

Learn to relax for and recover for a full month. Not saying to take off completely. Just enjoy runs and rides because they're actually relaxing and fun. :-)

DailyRunner said...

Learn to relax for and recover for a full month. Not saying to take off completely. Just enjoy runs and rides because they're actually relaxing and fun.