Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Competition

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.


Mama Simmons said...

I have those *same* thoughts. Each week I look back at my log book from 2009 to see if I'm kicking her ass. It's clear though that I'm gonna have to really work this year b/c that gal was pretty hard core.

The Chapples said...

Love it!

I actually was thinking of you yesterday during my long run, part of which was through WF (including around the practice soccer field). :)

Angela said...

Good for you 2010 Kate, bad for 2009.

DC Running Mama said...

2010 Kate kick 2009 Kate's @ss!

ADC said...

Yay for 2010. Hope you kiss your 2009 ass.

skigator93 said...

That is a great perspective. Best of luck in 2010.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Too funny! Kick that young girl's ass.

I have the same goal for Eagleman. It's gonna be tough cause 2009 Angela nearly killed herself in that race.

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JP said...

I just got a call from 2009 Kate, she's quaking in her boots :-D

Just checked out your race schedule... we only have two races together this year... sad sad me.

Alicia Parr said...

Go get 'er!

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