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2011 Training Season

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -Joe Paterno

rain 38 °F

Well. It's here. No more "Off-Season", "Pre-Season" or whatever else I was calling the past two months of travel, relaxation and late crazy nights.
Now its time to ramp up, build up and get the routine figured out. The winter months are where you trade in the V-4 for a V-6.

Here's what we got so far.

Sunday
Brick Workout
Rode Knox + The 30 Loop
Ran 4

Monday
6am - Swim @ the Y
Mile Repeats. (Funner than it sounds....or at least I think so)
Cross Fit & Free Weights

Tuesday
6am - Swim
Mid-Distance, Approach Stroke & Kick Drills
4,000 Yards
Yoga Class

Swimming at the Y....is for lack of a better word, 'interesting'. I find my mind wandering a lot about what is going on around me. When the 250 pound woman shows up I subconsciously start thinking about various sudden illness emergency action plans, when the swim star from the class of '85 shows up I'm stoked to see how many times I can lap him - while pulling, and while wearing my 6 pounds of drag. (Did I mention that I'm swimming in knee length denim shorts now....is it weird that I find that fun?) And when the familiar looking racers show up for 'gossip and water jogging' I recite lots of motivational quotes to myself that remind me why I am working so (much) hard(er).

I'm surprised with how easy it's been to wake up in the mornings and get out the door.
Frosty and 20 degrees....It's certainly no Cali sunshine weather, but I am happy.

I've gone and done some mystery something or other to my right knee. I'm thinking its a result of riding too much too fast after being off my bike for a while. Typical. A little concerning because I don't want to screw up or be limited at all this season. So I've just stuck to the pool for the past couple days.

Other STUFF
-Helping Coach the Westfield High Swim Team.
-Got Sponsored by Big Y - which is pretty awesome. I'm up to 4 sponsors now! Mucho Thanks!
-I have a website now! In it's beginning stages thanks to the technical genius of Web Designer Jerry Loughman : )
-50/50 Raffle Drawing is Tomorrow - It's looking like a pretty hefty chunk of change to the winner.
-No more Cozumel....BUT I GET TO SEE PHISH NOW!

Race Schedule 2011
Ones I've Registered for so far....

June 18th
Connecticut
New England Regional Championships

June 24th
Philidelphia, PA.
Lifetime Fitness Series
Qualifier for Toyota Championship Series

September 11th
Washington DC
The Nations Triathlon

Here's to Peace, Progression and Moving into a New Apartment(!!!),
Aubs

P.S. The night sky can still take my breath away. I love that.

Posted by AubreyJ 15:08 Archived in USA

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