A bit of background on myself;
Started as a recreation runner, was gifted a bike and got into triathlon. Did triathlon for about 2.5 seasons before taking a break due to newborn. Resumed triathlon for about half a year before focusing on running. I then spent the last two years/seasons focusing on running to qualify for Boston.
That was the end of last year (2018)… By then my feet were quite tired and really missed my bike… So I did what any other normal person would do… I bought another bike.
Bought a roadie and planned to race crits this year. This was my way of forcing me to focus on the bike. I’m glad to report that it has done just that as I have made significant improvements.
Crit season has come to end and I’m signed up for a half ironman at the end of October. All year I’ve been riding my new roadie and completely neglected my tt bike. Now I’m struggling to hold power on the tt.
I know this quite common so I’ve pushed through the first two weeks of the HIM plan hoping maybe it would just take a few weeks to re-acclimate to my tt position but have had to drop the bias quite a bit on almost every workout.
In addition to this, I’ve had the most stressful two/three months I have ever experienced. In the past working out has helped me deal with stress but it’s never been this severe… For this same reason I cant imagine not working out… It’s my primary stress reliever and without the outlet I’m not sure how I would be able to deal with stress… I should note I still have energy but lack focus.
My struggles on the tt and lack of focus is demoralizing. I am having a hard time trying to find the motivation to keep going.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Similar experiences?