My trip to the West Coast seems to have scattered my mind even more than usual and I've been playing catchup all week. I'm still training for my race, but I feel like I could write a children's book about my experiences called "The Laziest Triathlete." I run consistently. I have been in the pool, oh, maybe 10 times all year, but I don't seem to have lost much in swimming ability. I have been out on my bike enough to know I can do the distance. I've done some Pilates Reformer classes to keep injuries at bay. I have a few more weeks to make up for some of my lost time.
I'm going to make it through the race mostly on my running endurance and my experience of doing races like this before. It will probably be one of the slower tris I've ever done. I expected to have more time and energy this summer and underestimated how draining my summer class would be. Still, having the race on the schedule has gotten me out and training more than I would have if I had nothing special planned.
Things are starting to settle down a little. Maybe enough that I can actually really train for my half marathon in October.