Last year, I was awful quiet because I wasn't training and I didn't have anything major in the works. This year, I've been buried and awfully busy with training and all things triathlon.
The most obvious outward sign of the increased training is that I find myself absolutely wore out a great deal of the time, in a good way. I spent so long working on the house and doing other things that late nights became all too common. Now, I'm getting back to where I'd really like to be asleep by about 8:30 or 9:00. When I find myself in bed earlier than all the old geezers I know, I'll know I'm completely back on track.
I've been VERY busy with the Boys' and Girls' Brigade. There will be a bit of a break as the winter program ends and we shift to the summer schedule. The great news is that our Youth Tri Club is on track to crush all previous years. With four being the most participants we've had in the past, we currently have 43 7-12th graders who have expressed an interest in training for and completing a triathlon this year, two in the olympic distance event. And at least one who indicated he can't swim.
If half of them show up, I'll be in trouble in a good way. Luckily, a half-dozen adult leaders and coaches have offered their help. I'll need it.
In addition, I have a new "kit" from the Fox Cities Triathlon Club. Chad has participated in triathlon in the past, and has his sight set on completing the half-iron distance race in June. As always, it's exciting to share my experiences and help another person reach their training goal. And with him racing the half, there's a much greater chance I'll see him somewhere on the race course. Probably when he blows by me.
So, I continue to focus on my training, and continue to neglect my blog. I guess that's better than keeping the blog updated daily while letting my training tank.
I'm still around, and I'm still going.
BTW, the mIronman self-supported race is still in the works. We've identified the swim course, and continue to discuss the bike and run routes. Tri Fox support has been incredible, and it looks like we'll have a handful of competitors.
Just who is this Iron Pol?
A former out of shape sailor, who became a marathoner, then a triathlete, Ironman, and ultramarathoner. Now, life has pushed me into short track speed skating. More important than the titles is the lifestyle, and sharing it with others.