Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Pendulum Swings

Yes, the rest of my race report is way over due.

It IS in process, but my frequent flier account has been getting more action than my running shoes.

Two weeks before Cedar Point I got a new, exciting opportunity at my company. While the weeks leading up to Cedar Point were hectic, I was tapering and the craziness of transitioning to a new job was a (too) good distraction.

After the race, I came home to recover and jump feet first into my new job. Just like ramping up for peak training when the pendulum swings far to the training side of life, the pendulum has now swung far to the work side of life.

Thankfully, the timing is perfect. I am sure that I would have managed my tri training load with my new job if, for example, I was racing IMFL again this year, but thankfully it has not been necessary.

It is hard for me to embrace the off season, so this somewhat forced hiatus is probably a blessing in disguise and when December / January roll around and I start to ramp back up my training, I should be well situated in my new job and mentally and physically ready to tackle Ironman again.

For now, I am thoroughly enjoying the workouts I manage to fit in, spending as much time with my family as possible and embracing the pendulum in its current spot. Race report to follow soon!


Kelly said...

Congrats on the new job!! It sounds like you've got it all under control (of course! )

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Its like a season finale cliff hanger, waiting to see what happens.

I followed you and some others on the Trakkers site that day, I will admit, that was pretty cool, the technology they have.

Congrats on the new job.

RockStarTri said...

Good luck on the new job. Balancing work, family, and training is always a challenge especially when something changes. Sounds like you have it under control.

Kristin said...

Cpngrats on the new job! Perfect timing!!