Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Key Workout


KEY WORKOUT (at Lake O'Neil!)

K - Kick hard, because you've only got so many of these per week (usually two - so make 'em count).

E - Eeeewww. I think I just stepped on something really smelly and really really dead.

Y - Yikes. If I thought the four minute piece hurt, then I'm in some serious trouble for the five minute effort.

W - Want. You have to want it, believe it, feel it - in order to achieve it.

O - Ouch. No one said this would be easy.

R - Running. Running, running, running. Keep...running...running....

K - Kona. Remember it, because soon it will be here.

O - Ouch. Oops. Already taken. Ow. Ow. Ow. Hamstrings have been engaged!

U - Undeniably, I have done little running speed work this year. Something about 'strong, steady, solid' and IM... And I can feel. every. single. 'fast-ish'. step. I think I already used ouch.

T - Treasure. Treasure the workout, treasure the moment, treasure the fact that I'm able to do this. Nope - not always easy.

But the GREAT things in life rarely are.

10 comments:

GoBigGreen said...

Lovely post Marit:) make it count, right?
You always are such a good role model for staying in the moment..love it. ( even if it HURTS!)

Caroline said...

I always enjoy reading your blog - you have such a positive attitude and a great perspective on life in general. Good luck with the Kona training!

Nicole said...

I LOVE how positive you are with your workouts! I hated swimming when I first started my tri training. Reading your masters swim reports helped me get to the pool! Now, I feel like I need to do a speed workout! Happy Training!

Train-This said...

If Ryan is white hot..... I declare us white HOTTER! O TEAM WHITE HOTTER! You are a stud!

ADC said...

Nice one. I can just about imagine you doing this session. Roll on Kona.

runningyankee said...

agree- never knew how LONG 5 minutes could seem, esp when after 4 minute one, you think. WOW that plus another whole minute.. HOLY COW! good work.

Beth said...

That lake is beautiful!! Way to get it done. Run workouts - ouch...like you said...a couple times! :) Kona here you come!

Charisa said...

Nice work!!!!

Reg said...

Hi Marit. My wife (Kebby) and I live here in San Diego and have really enjoyed following your blog. You really have a great attitude about life and the sport. We were both lucky enough to grab Kona slots this year too and will look for you in Hawaii. Would love to know which rides your doing for training. We're thinking maybe Borrego Springs. Thanks Reg Holden

Damie said...

Marit, you are so funny. Too cute ;) I wish you were my training partner so I could giggle when you make stuff up on your rides/runs.