Transitions, and not T1 or T2. I mean training transitions. The time post major race event that moves ones' focus to the next major race. That's where I am or I should say, was most recently.
I finished the Wenatchee 1/2 Marathon in mid-April and now three weeks later have FINALLY got my head to switch gears onto my next major event - the Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon - in less than four weeks. A one mile swim, followed by a 26-mile bike with a 10k tacked on the end for a cool-down.
Thankfully, Michelle and I have been maintaining a bike routine (mostly) weekly so I am comfortable that the bike leg will go okay. I've been making it to the pool weekly with my goal being twice a week but swimming in a pool says NOTHING when preparing for a race that swims ONE MILE in a cold deep lake. It dawned on me just two days ago that I NEED TO GET INTO THE LAKE!
Wait! It's MAY. In Washington. The lakes are cold in August in Washington. Hmmmm?! Why did think that an oly tri was a good idea in June? Oh, because that's when it fits into that master schedule I planned out in January. Time to round up the troops.
The troops showed up. We jumped into the lake this morning and swam our first 1/2 mile of the season in open water.... hallelujah! Yeah, it was cold - but once you get going the coldness wears off and a smile appears because that first plunge is over and now the routine will no longer include a dip in the pool - it'll be off to the lake!
Olympic Distance was still the right choice! Right Michelle?! Good thing we signed up before the swim this morning.
Maybe I should start running again.