90% of my training is solo.
It has to be. I swimbikerun at odd times, my workouts are so specific, I have two little kids, blah, blah. There are REASONS. Good ones. I promise, I have friends. :)
Well, the 90% of the solo training time leaves me a lot of thinking time.
And right now. In the cold, dreary winter. With my next triathlon 3 months away...
My favorite recurring training thoughts are of the girl I am going to beat next year.
Those thoughts make me smile.
A jerky smirk is more like it.
Those thoughts fuel me. They make my intervals faster, they keep me going when my body would prefer to sit on the couch watching "Jersey Shore" instead of running 12 miles in the rain. In January.
This girl is getting her a$$ handed to her at Gulf Coast. Left in the dust at John Tanner. Dropped like a hot potato at ING Half Mary.
The girl? Yeah, she's me. Last year.
2010 Kate's race plan? Kick 2009 Kate's ass.
2010 Kate is kind of a jerk. She's older AND faster.
Eat it, last year me.