Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Day After

Boy did I feel like hell today. Too much birthday bourbon (damn you, Emily) and my attempt to get back in the pool lasted one stroke. One. There is no swimming in my immediate future. I'm still planning on competing at Granite Man, but will be doing the duathlon instead. Such is life. I still get to go somewhere where there is sun in the forecast.

I spend a lot of time reading other athlete blogs and I've always wondered why triathlete blogs read more like a training diaries. Maybe that's all they are being used for. I have never been interested in putting my daily output and input into the public domain because, really, who cares?

I tried to become a numbers geek once, but lasted one week as it bored me out of my mind. I have to do enough "not fun" things in my daily life (work, pay bills, pluck eyebrows, clean up cat puke), that I didn't need to add to that list "making a permanent record of how little training I do in proportion to how much beer I drink."

The fun stuff is in the narrative of the experience and in the knowledge that some unexpected and delightful will happen during almost every workout or race. So I'm disappointed that my debut in a true off road tri will have to be delayed a few weeks (Vashon Island Xterra), but I have no doubts that tomorrow morning's race will be a memory maker.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I've started actually posting my bike mileage on my velog; I'm not sure why I like it more then the 50 other attempts I've made at keep track of my training.

I'm sorry I didn't catch you after Tabor, I had signed up to volunteer right after my race, and I was sent down to the bottom of the hill. Glad you had fun!