Sunday, August 27, 2017

Season is over

For the second time in 2 years I have had surgery that has ended my season. Last year it was tumors on my legs this year it is an abdominal issue. I cant seem to catch a break.

I can look at this from two angles.The first being anger. "Why does this happen to me" or two, move on. I am choosing the later. I met with a new swim coach yesterday, I laid out my plans for 2018 and once medically cleared will begin the journey again.

I knew that this year was going to be difficult. I had injuries early on, parted ways with my coach and never got into the swing of the season. That is now behind me and I feel a whole new sense of energy going forward. It feels good.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Back in the pool

I started up again on July 1 and so far it has been good, all except my swim. Once again i find myself fighting with the water. The one thing I have to realize is that this time I will win the battle. No matter what happens in the pool I will not let it get me down. Every time I swim is a good thing, time in the water will only make me stronger. I am starting from ground zero and will follow my schedule and become the swimmer I need to be to complete my goal.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Fresh Start

It has been a few months since I updated my blog. The first quarter of the year was going fine, my swim was still an issue but the run and bike were fine. One thing I found was that I was putting myself under a lot of stress trying to improve my swim to the point that I was just not enjoying the process anymore. In April and May the injury bug hit as well as the flu bug, I parted ways with my coach and I decided that the best thing to do was shut down and regroup. It took a little time to get back on track but starting July 1 I will be back in training for races in 2018. I decided to cancel anything that I had planned this year because I just have so little confidence in my swim. I have put together a new training plan, working with some folks that will help me get over whatever issues I have with open water and will be racing next year. I can hardly wait!

Tonights Swim

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January Recap

January 2017

January was a good month except for a few days when I felt like crap. I have decided to focus on my swim and I need to improve my core strength so I am working with swim coach Gina and weight coach Anthony. I am getting better in the pool every day. I need to get a race schedule put together asap.

Month recap

Swim:8400 yards
Run: 43 miles
Bike: 140.8 miles