Are you training?
2008 and I feel great. The weather has been wickedly cool [literrally] (-24*C or 1*F). Nuts :0).
A number of friends have been asking me if I am training. Heh, I guess that's a good question to ask a triathlete :0)
Though, I don't feel like I am training. Even on Jan 1, the first day of the year, I ran/hiked 20 km (12.5 miles). I don't consider that as training. It was just fun. To be outdoor. In the snow. Running around. Keeping the feet light, the body relax and quick cadence. I am surprise at how well I feel yesterday and today. The legs felt great. Little soreness.
If I have a few more holidays, I will wake up without an alarm...slowly get my stuff ready and head out for another hike. Then come home...eat and get lazy (err recover) Hmm :) That's sounds like my type of vacation.
I am riding my Dual more. I am starting to get use to the tri position. That's fun. Ain't really training. It just feels great to be on the saddle again. I notice my left foot ain't riding as strong as my right one. This will be addressed in the weight room as I balanced my muscles. I can't wait to bring Dual outdoor on the road.
I haven't swim since my Ironman (IMUSA, July). That's 6 months. Yeah I need to get back in the pool.
I started to do core exercise and stretching. Those are relaxing and fun in a painful sorta way (especially from a guy who ain't very flexible).
So all in all, am I training? How does one define training?
Darren is organizing an Alton Half later this month and I am pump to ride a few hrs on the trainer and go out and run a half marathon (21 km or 13.1 miles) afterwards. I want to do more hiking in the snow. I ordered two pairs of runners in Dec and waiting for them so I can run more (my current pairs are worn out).
It's good to be out in the cold. Even if it is freezing and wearing triple layer.