A weekend filled with time trials, sprinting, and flat out racing makes for some tired legs. Still, I would have gotten on my bike on Monday and turned my legs inside out all over again. Too much fun to want to stop!
One HUGE thing for me this past weekend was realizing that I LOVE racing. Last year was a total failure in that area for me. Even after doing a few series races I never really feel into it. I did not get the strategy part of it and did not understand the role I was best at within the races.
Sunday our team spent the day applying these new skills and putting them to use in some simulated races. What I learned it that my role is that of a work horse. I am not a sprinter. I will trash myself to help advance another teammate for the win. Several times I felt as if I were about to blow my legs up but then we would surge again…and again. Loved…loved ….loved it.
So dragging my tired butt to work on Monday was totally worth being on the bike with these girls the entire weekend. I am one lucky girl!
Now it is Tuesday and my off/rest day is over. Time to get back to training for this Ironman. On tap….. swim, bike, run …..repeat. No one time for any more rest. Time to get focused all over again.