You Call That Planning?

When I pack to go on a trip I start out thinking about where I’m going, how long the trip is and what I need to bring. I gather the clothes and accessories together and carefully put them in my bag. And then my mind starts thrashing with ‘what if’s and ‘I really like that shirt’ and ‘I might want to wear those other pants’ and before you know it I am just tossing random stuff in the bag and end up carrying enough stuff to keep me in clean clothes for any occasion for months even though it’s just a weekend trip.

My events list for the next 6 weeks was apparently constructed using the same haphazard, undirected methodology.

Here is what I am doing in July and August
4th – 5K run
21st – Tri for Fun
29th – 1/2 marathon
8/12 – Olympic distance (Wildflower redemption event).

How nuts is that? I ask you – how in the world do you train properly for a lineup like that? want a PR in each thing and yet, I haven’t really been training for any of them. I can’t tell you how relieved I am that the Tri for Fun really is – they don’t even time it and I’ve never done it before so PR!

Wednesday I’m just going to run as hard and fast as I can and try to PR over my last 5K of 29:29. So what if I puke at the end? That just leaves more room for 4th of July brownies.

I really need to get my run on for 1/2 IM marathon (Mr. Subliminal you can leave right now!) because I have to beat Nancy’s PR of 2:26:38.65, She needs a new goal, right? and as her blogbuddy I take personal responsibility for delivering that to her. Yeah – that’s what it’s all about. That means a significant increase in run volume seeing as my last 10 weeks of running look like this: 2, 2, 3, 9, 6, 8, 6, 3, 11, 6. So yeah – more volume.

And of course – I need to get my bike on for the Oly because I want a serious, serious improvement over Wildflower. This course is kind of flat so that shouldn’t be too hard but it will be hot and I just need to train. I had a fabulous ride yesterday which I may recount in another post but for now let’s just say I’m looking forward to more riding.

Good thing I’ve been swimming a lot – no worries there.

So maybe I came up with this ‘plan’ to get me going again. And maybe planning isn’t my strong suit. You think?

In other news – I got digital cable some time ago because there was deal if you got VOIP, internet and TV all at once. The big bonus is that for the first time in for ever I can watch the Tour de France!! Huzzah!

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3 Responses to You Call That Planning?

  1. Michael says:

    So I take it you are running part of the San Francisco Marathon. Which half — the first or the second?

  2. Larissa says:

    Looks like an action packed adventure filled plan to me! Life is like a donut – filled is better.

  3. Hrm. it may be time for a coach. I like coaches – they tell you what to do, you don’t have to think about it. You don’t have to plan a thing.

    And when things go wrong? Coach is a built-in scapegoat.

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