If you recall, last week I was waxing poetic about a life without training schedules. Late last week I got an email from one of my tennis friends. She dabbles in running and triathlons in the same way I do. We will never be professionals or win our age group but we enjoy the challenge. The email exchange went something like this…
W: Are you doing a 70.3 this year?
Me: I would but I am on budget restriction. (An adult’s version of time out)
W: I need someone to train with, what if I paid your fee?
Me: (is she crazy???) I really can’t let you do that but I will train with you.
…and that is how I found myself perched on a stool in my friend’s house hours after my marathon logging into active.com and registering for the 70.3 Augusta in September. As much as I would have LOVED a paid entry into the race, it would not have felt right so we agreed that she would pay the fees up front and I would pay her back in August when I am off of restriction (hopefully sooner).
It actually works out perfectly as the training doesn’t really need to start until May so I still get a little break from an official plan for almost 2 months. In the meantime, I am going to wipe the dust off my bike, keep going to Masters practice at Lifetime and get my speed ramped up for the Peachtree. Well, either that or sit on the couch and catch up on TiVo. (kidding…)