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Welcome to my blog. What is a triathlon? It's a swim, bike and run usually in that order. My goal is to give exposure and insight to triathlons along with encouraging living a healthy life style. My post will also contain my collective thoughts pertaining to my training experiences. Feel free to send an email to ej@trilifeblog.com with any feedback or questions you may have. facebook: www.facebook.com/TriLifeBlog

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Burn Out

I’d like to start this blog entry with an apology. I have ideas for blogs all the time during my training sessions which never transpose over to my actual blog. I recently told a friend of mine it would be nice if there were 36 hours in a day. The issue however isn’t that there is not 36 hours in a day but, that I need to get a grip on my time management. Besides if there were 36 hours in a day I’m more than sure I’d somehow fill the extra time by volunteering or picking up another responsibility somewhere. J

I’m now in my fourth season of living the multisport healthy lifestyle. As most of you who follow my blog already know I’ve ventured into the competitive side of racing. I’m truly blessed and grateful for cutting over to this healthy lifestyle but, I’ve lost the eager anticipation of going to a race at 4:30 a.m. There used to be a want to race to not only see where my fitness level was but, where it was compared to everyone in my age group.

I managed to lose that feeling this year. Not sure what happen or when it happened. I will admit this season wasn’t as fun as it used to be. Sure I was going to my events and hitting set goals but, at the same time the FUN factor was not there anymore. This doesn’t apply to all events but some of the events this year. I attribute the loss of fun to a few things, my swim which I know with time will improve, my early season lower abdominal injury which lingered around for six months and an abundance of races.

In August I realized that I was averaging three races a month going through July. It was time for me to back off and let my body recover from the weekly red line pushes. One of my golden rules is to listen to your body. If you do not listen to your body your body will eventually make you listen. By that time you are either hurt, too fatigued to workout or ill.

August was a good month for me. I was able to put in some quality workouts. I felt my run coming along. I have at lest two triathlons left before the season is over. I will then turn my focus to a couple short distance trail races and IM training for IM Texas 2013.

I miss the fun factor of the sport. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed several of the races this year but, I know I need to taper that race count down for next year especially if I expect to improve. It’s been a great season so far and again I’m grateful for my health and a fantastic group of athletes which I’ve meet along the way. I’m ready for the break form competition after Longhorn in late October.

I’m looking forward to blogging these next couple of months. If you have any thing you would like an opinion on please do not hesitate to let me know. The next blog entry will more than likely be on nutrition.

Our next Tri Junkie Club meeting is Sunday September 30, 2012 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at BlackFinn. Address: 4001 Bagpiper Way Arlington, TX 76018 Phone: 817-468-3332. Everyone is welcome to come.

Guest Speaker for this meeting is D'Ann Arthur. She's a local ITU female Pro athlete
D'Ann is the 2012 Duathlon National Champion and is competing in the 2012 Nancy ITU Duathlon World Championships in France this month.

Thank you for reading this blog entry. As always feel free to email me any questions or comments you may have.