I read too much.
I read too much about running, about heart rates, about nutrition, about biking, swimming, triathlons. Who said "ignorance is bliss?" So right.
Cuz combine all my reading with my natural tendency to worry and you end up with a person who Must At All Times Follow the Plan.
If I have a Plan, I'm A-OK. And luckily, for the incredibly low price of $75, the D.C. New Triathlete Program provides a day-by-day plan of exactly what I should be doing and when, from March through July. The Plan includes one day off per week. You can mix the days around to suit your life, but you should get the six days in.
So, there's a lot of people in the NTP who apparently have never even looked at the Plan. Which amazes and astounds me. How do they function?
So this week, the Plan said bike Monday. Check. Swim Tuesday (2000 yards!). Check. Run one hour Wednesday. Check. Thursday off. Friday bike. Saturday run. Sunday bike.
But...sometimes the Plan contradicts itself. Like this Saturday is the first group brick (bike-run). Which means if I bike Friday, I bike again on Saturday. And that's two bikes in a row, which I am certain breaks some Rule that I've read about somewhere.
And this bothered me so much that I had to actually write and ask someone about it.
Am I mental?
God forbid I ride that bike two days in a row.
The life of an middle-aged-single-mother aspiring triathlete is filled with such dilemmas.
I just thought I'd share that.