In practice - it was torture.
Every weekend we were running around. Through the week you had to find time to get to the bike store, pack and prep for the next weekend. We always were on the go, always maintaining our gear playing catchup. I think we only got one chance to sip ceasars by our pool and relax. It didn't help that it was a mild summer either.
So for this year we need to strike a balance. To do that we need to come to terms with reality and be prepared for some hardcore sacrifices.
We are not mountain bikers.
We are not triathletes.
We are unofficial 'Quadrathletes'.
Triathlon - We need more experience. I will not get enough. I will have to rely solely on my training and hope that it's quality is enough to get me across the finish line. I wish I was doing more triathlons but there is just not enough time before Ironman Lake Placid. This is the way it will have to be.
The list doesnt look like much to me. It seems a little skimpy on the events but as I plot it out on a calendar I can see it is actually borderline overload. The only thing keeping us sane will be knowing that August is free to relax and do as we please. 'Off-season' in August? HELL YAH!!! W00T!
Official pencil'ing of the race schedule. J=John F=Fran
May 29th Toronto Womans half marathon (F) http://www.towomensruns.com/half_marathon.html
Jun 5 Milton Sprint Triathlon (J)+(F) http://www.trisportcanada.com/milton.php
Jun 10-12 Self Directed Training Camp (Epic Man, Ontario Version, Bring it!!!) S+B+R+Torture
Jun 18-19 Toronto-Niagara-Toronto 200M (J)+(F) http://www.tbn.ca/cycling/tnto95.htm
Jun 26 Muskoka Long Tri (J)+(F) http://www.trisportcanada.com/muskoka.php
Jul 10 Peterborough HIM(F) Drunk Sprint(J) http://www.trisportcanada.com/peterborough.php
Jul 21-26 IRONMAN LAKE PLACID (J) http://ironmanlakeplacid.com/
Aug 21 Element Offroad Tri (J) http://www.elementracing.ca/raceinfo.php
Aug 26-28 24hrs HAN Solo (J) http://www.chicoracing.com/html/index.php
Recovery week swim last night. 1700m easy fun swim with the wife. Yes, you read that right - she came swimming with me!
Oh wait - Garminconnect is down AGAIN. I guess I cant post my workout today. Have I mentioned how much I hate Garmin?