Hello players 🙂
Every Monday, at the end of the current weeks M.B.E answer, I will post a question for the following week. This way you can cue your post for Monday if you wish. If Monday doesn’t work for you, you can still play along any day of the week that works best. If you want to play along, all you have to do is post the question and your answer on your own blog. Link your post to my blog so that I know you have participated, and in the following weeks post, I will link all the participant blogs from the prior week.
This Weeks Question:
What do you miss most when you are in the heat of training or gearing up for a race? Do you skip late nights out? Do you give up goodies and alcohol? What is the first thing you crave when training is over?
The only months I don’t feel like I am “in training” are Dec and Jan, when I think of myself as more in maintenance mode. The “heat of training” for me is always the six weeks or so leading up to my first road race and likewise the six weeks leading up to my first tri of the season. For 2011, my first road race is planned for early March and my first tri for early June. Given how often I race, I am basically training all year and use some races as training workouts for “A” races.
Because I am almost always in training mode, I really don’t give much up- more or less, I cut back within a week or two of each race. Of course, this can sometimes mean going weeks, since I race back to back weekends in the summer. I have never given anything completely up, but I drink far less and eat healthier and keep myself on a much better schedule. I do however, skip late nights out. I basically have the bedtime of a preschooler while training and hardly ever go out during the weekends when racing. That is why, of all things, I miss my social life when training! Of course, my teammates are one aspect of my social life and I love them but I can go weeks without seeing some of my non-racing friends. When training is over, I look so forward to catching up with good friends 🙂
Next Weeks Topic: Race Places
Next Weeks Question: Where was the best place you have ever raced and why? Where is your dream place to race?