|Doesn't the "flow" look so happy? :)|
Of course this is how it is with all training and racing and...well...life in general. I think I see it most often in the pool. I can almost always make my intervals or goal splits but sometimes I feel just awesome doing it, like it's a walk in the park, and sometimes...well, sometimes I feel like I'm drowning and killing myself to make the same interval that felt so easy just a week before. The great thing about triathlon (in my opinion) is that when one sport is ebbing, another is flowing quite nicely. So while the past couple weeks haven't been grand on the swimming end, my running has felt SUPERB! (pretty soon it will ebb too I'm sure... :) The tricky part is to get all three flowing on race day!
Anyway, despite the fact that I've been doing triathlon for 6-7 years now and am about to start my first season as a pro, I still don't feel like I have a lot of experience or that I have a lot to "teach" others. But I will say one lesson sport has taught me is this: there WILL be ebb and flow and when the ebb comes, just wait it out, be patient and don't fret. Don't let either the ebb get you too down or the flow get you too high. I think it takes a lot of maturity as an athlete to really embrace this concept. Something I'm still working on!
Kind of the same idea as the Keep Calm and Carry On slogan. Which, in case you are wondering where that came from, check this out:
Happy weekend everyone! :)