20 Weeks until Muskoka 70.3. Week 14 of Training plan

I am starting the 14th week of my training plan. Wow, I can’t believe how fast the time is going by.

Right now, I am Not ready for race day. Not at all. I haven’t been in the pool at all. I still need to sign up for LA Fitness so I can have access to a pool.

But, I have to say that I have made some progress. I am learning to prioritize and to move things around to make sure that training happens.

I am learning to not over schedule my weekends so I have time to spend 5 hours training on a Saturday and a few hours on Sunday.

I am learning that I CAN do it. The training is not always easy, but it’s not always hard either. You just have to start and get it done.

I am learning that recovery is just as important as the training. Foam rolling, stretching and down time are not luxuries, but necessities.

I am learning that sleep is also a necessity. Getting enough sleep EVERY night is essential. That may mean skipping some morning workouts or getting a mid afternoon nap.

I am learning that nutrition plays a big role on how you feel on the longer workouts. Feeling for the next workout immediately after the last one works great.

I am learning to trust the plan.

I am learning to pack my bags and make my meals ahead to time.

There are so many lessons that I am learning on this journey to IM Muskoka 70.3, the race I said I would never do. The goal scares me little. I know that if I put in the work and do my best every single training session, I will have a great race.

What have you learned from your training? Send your story to trichatlg@gmail.com. Be sure to include the word “Training” in the subject line.

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