Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Closing Down

So I was going to do one last race, this season.

But I've changed my mind.

I don't really want to do the Derby Rock 'n' Route Tri. Don't get me wrong--it's a great race! I highly recommend it! But you know what? I'm ready to be done with tris for a while. Right now, I'm teaching spinning classes and water aerobics and yoga, and I'm happy with that. I feel no desire to swim or bike or run. Well, maybe a little desire. But not enough to want to train and race.

Yes, I'm sure I'll come back to the sport, eventually. Endurance will be a part of my life again. But right now I just need a break. And I'm ready to give myself some space to take it.

Not sure what I'll do with the blog, now. Probably continue with the cycling workouts. Maybe do a post on biomechanics or form, if I'm in the mood to get all technically minded. And I might come back to do some cyclocross later this year. We'll see.

Right now, the Photographer is running and biking and getting into all kinds of shape. And I will be doing just enough training to keep up with her. I'm very happy with that.

Very happy.


  1. Awww.

    I just met some people who are doing ultra marathons. I think it's insane. But have you thought about maybe just expanding on what you do already? Or maybe concentrating on one portion of a tri, like doing marathons or trail biking or something to that effect?

  2. Choosing to take a little break is always better than pushing it too far and burning out.

  3. Oh yes...I just really enjoy reading about your experiences. I look forward to your return.

  4. i just found your blog, and did one of your workouts - thanks!!

  5. From The Netherlands, I tried 3 of your podcasts and really got me going on my indoor spinning bike :)
    Great music, hope to listen to more of such superb podcasts!
    How long does it take to get used to this sort of training? I usually ride 50-60km about 2-3 times a week (avg. speed around 30km/h on recumbent bike).

  6. Hmmmmmm... I feel like I've read (and written) this post before. This is what the offseason is. You're usually back for "just one race" by spring.

    Or not.