7/16/09

If it wasn't hard everyone would do it.

This has been my motto lately as I click off my workouts. I have another mantra that I repeat each time I rise. It goes "I will feel better", "I will feel better".. These mantras help me when I'm not feeling so energized and I have training to do.

Since I am on vacation, this week of training is in P-Town. It's a blissfull week of getting all the sleep I need while getting in my workouts as early as possible without putting in too much effort to get up early. Only to reward myself with a day at the beach, iced coffee, chocolate, time with friends, whatever it is I desire.

Sounds good right? Well I'll let you in on a little secret.. IT'S HARD. I know you must think, oh shut up.. but let me tell you. The Cape is hotter. Usually 80 degrees. There is a head wind. Always. On the bike, run, and swim. The swim is more of a current wind. AND, it's hilly. There are only two roads that go far and long. One is full of people 95% of the time and the other is completely hilly. Up down up down. Oh yes, lastly, there is no shade. So you better bring a hat.

Today was a monster workout however. 15 miles with 5 miles built in at next race pace or HIM pace. Eeek.. It went well. I am now very tired. I was affraid of this workout. I did what I could. That turned out to be tempo pace for the 5 miles. That's good enough for me. Now, I think I'll be a lug and lounge around all day...

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Great job Melissa! I definitely find it harder to keep motivated with the workouts when I have less to do overall, which makes NO sense to me whatsoever! So I think you are doing great on vacation - tons of quality stuff you are posting about! Keep it up!

IronMatron said...

Congrats on the workout! That wind, no shade and the hills will just make you tougher than everyone else! See you soon...

maria conley said...

Your training is tough, but all worth it. Your friends, beach and Iced coffee is waiting for you. Enjoy your vacation in PTown.

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