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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Well Hello March!

We have finally made it to the month of March here in Wisconsin. I have a love hate relationshi with this month, but overall it means winter is on it's outset and we have nothing but a good sunny and warm 6 months ahead of us. Our winter layer seems to be melting away ever so delicately and barring the 7 inches that are "predicted" by Wednesday I believe that we are in the clear for snow now hopefully until December. This means that running temps are perfect from now until the truly hot and humid days break and biking outside is far more manageable, open water swimming? Yep probably not until Lake Mills.

Training is going very well in 2011 so far, and this year may have been a better choice to shoot for my IM debut then last year, but oh well. If you have been following my training closely you will recall that consistency is one of the main goals I have formatted for my 2011 year. I feel that on a daily basis I am meeting that goal, despite a rough last week to end February, but still I am getting out the door each and every day in 2011. A comparison shows that in 2010 I had already taken off 21 days by now (almost a whole month), compare that too only 10 this year. My body feels fresh and not worn down the slightest. Consistency in my workouts still needs a bit of work. Swimming is going very well and I seem to hit each workout each day, but biking and running have been a bit of a struggle. I seem to shorten some runs and rides each week, or just not push myself as hard as maybe I should. Now that I am "training" for the Oshkosh HM in mid April, I am hoping to see a more consistant basis of run training each day and slowly build up my volume. I have a feeling once I take my bike outside as well, my workouts will show great improvement daily as well.

So here I am sitting on the 8th of March ready to get back into the mentality of trainng and pushing my body each day. The "off-season" is over and it is time to start and put in the effort needed to reach my goals for 2011. I am happy and content with where I am at right now, but I know that my success this year lies in my determination and effort that I put into myself as well. See you out on the roads!



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