Backing off on racing - 2014
After not a lot of thought (I was halfway there anyway) I decided to tone down my training and back off from races this year. I just could not get myself motivated enough to do Full Vineman or Ironman Tahoe – I could have just pulled through and finished, but decided that I just don’t want to end up with a 16+ hour Ironman. I’d rather wait for the motivation to come back and do it with some proper training and passion.
With my mom visiting us, I took a month off from coaching and just enjoyed some time with her. I can’t remember ever taking a month off from Saturday runs…and for a change it was nice to just relax over the summer weekends. We had a trip down to L.A. to see the fireworks on the July 4th weekend and spent some time celebrating various things with friends and just enjoyed the easy paced weekends.
With travel on our minds – we intend to make a few trips next summer and I am looking forward to those short weekend trips and longer travel vacations.
For the rest of the year, I’ll be sticking to short rides, swims and runs – still undecided on my 10th Chicago marathon…but I may just go there and have fun.