Year 2 Review Part 4 ~ 10/10/10 – 11/11/1101/01/2012
It was time for some serious TRI training. Angimal had arranged for a group of athletes to train for the upcoming season. Though I had been on the TOPS Team for the year which had a variety of Swimmers at many different levels (I started in lane 1 and moved to lane 5) but this was going to be different because I’m not a great runner or cyclist. I was worried to be with these athletes. My schedule got crazier times 10.
Monday – 5:30-6:00 TRI Training
T & Thur – 3:00-3:30 Treadmill 3:30-4:30 Angimal 5:30-7:00 TOPS
Wednesday – Lead the Made to Crave Bible Study
Friday – 3:00-3:30 Treadmill 3:30-4:30 Angimal 5:30-6:30 TRI
Saturday – 9:00-10:00 TRI Training Swimming
OK good grief what a schedule but I was doing it. I was there and I was putting forth an effort that was exactly what I could handle. The best part of the training revealed once again how much of a swimmer I am. On the days that we were swimming I’d actually finish ahead of the pack. That was a nice feeling after having to modify some of the hill runs, BRICKS, and spinning sets.
As the month progressed even though i didn’t believe i could actually participate in the TRI I had Angimal encouraging me and now the whole team seeing in me something I couldn’t. I almost want to say that I was faking it until I made it but the aches and pains were not fake. The breathless sets were not fake. The painful seat on the spin bike was shirley not fake. So towards the end of the month I finally had to bite the bullet and buy my bike for the race. I’m doing it. The picture was becoming clearer and clearer until the night of Thursday, April 28th. I had a gallbladder attack, surgery and complications that sidelined me. It was the beginning of my medical rollercoaster.