Training Week 1: Sharon BuMann
Well, Tri training is finally in full force on my end. There have been a "few" minor (MAJOR) distractions prohibiting full indulgence. I have learned to "map your run". My daughter introduced me to it. I spent several days in Hamburg, NY with her and the new triplets. All boys and everyone is doing well so far. I managed to get some running in (and did not get lost!) Brisk walks and slow jogs with my 15 month old grandson (big brother now>>>)were shear pleasure. I just love those "new fangled jog strollers"... what a great invention!
I have to confess, Brendan was right, It is easier to get back into shape once you have been there. My abs are returning, my calves and thighs are like rocks, just need to work on cardio, and ridding myself of the tube of lard encasing me from the neck to the navel!
I am signed up to do the Oswego Tri in three weeks... I feel a bit like I am cramming for a test... UTTTTT oh, did I REALLY SAY THAT? (SORRY BRENDAN) Needless to say now into my second year of Tri Training I am finally figuring out that swimming is as much as a mental challenge as it is physical. I must be one of those " slow learners", as I have to remind myself constantly: "Keep your arm extended as you breath the opposite direction and lift your elbow high..." I 'll just blame the whole issue on the fact I have been swimming in the "fetal position" for 57 years ( surely enough time to ingrain a bad habit or two!) Nonetheless, with earplugs installed, third set of goggles, new cap (my dog ate the last one), and newer suit... I am off and kicking!
Sharon's "Setback" to training