Thursday, March 15, 2007

10 Signs Your Half-IM Training is Working

1. You eat so much that all your friends think you're pregnant or have a tapeworm.
2. You sleep 10 hours a night and still need a 1-2 hour nap in the afternoon.
3. You have a hard time finding a group to ride with on the weekends because the "A" group is too fast but the "B" group doesn't go far enough.
4. Happiness is riding or running until you're tired, sore, exhausted and can barely walk.
5. You become neurotic, cranky, and borderline psychotic on rest weeks and a monster during the taper.
6. You feel like you're undertrained if you're not doing at least 2 workouts a day, and 3 is better.
7. You annoy all your coworkers by insisting on taking the elevator up 1 floor because you want to "rest your legs."
8. When waiting in line at the grocery store, you casually stretch your quads, calves, and hamstrings.
9. A 20 mile bike, 4 mile run, and power weight session has become a nice, little workout.
10. Your resting pulse and blood pressure have dropped so low you have to take a long time to stand to avoid passing out.


Kate said...

Half-IM training sounds fun. Or not! ;-) I can't wait

Jenö said...

Ha ha. I did #8 a little while ago without even thinking about it and the woman behind me asked me if I was ok or needed help. Good post!!!

Bolder said...

i stood up to comment on this post, and almost passed out...

great Top 10 Ways To Know Your Half-IM Training iw Working!

Chris said...

Great list! I can relate to all 10 of those things! :)

Paul said...

Cool List! I also find that during IM training I become a seriously cheap date. I really start to feel those one or two drinks. I'm looking forward to bumping back down to the HIM training.

RunBubbaRun said...

wow, you are able to sleep 10 hours a night. That's pretty good.

Sounds your ready for your half IM. All systems go..

JeffM said...

Great list!
Sounds like you're ready- it's almost here!!

Kewl Nitrox said...

heh heh... Good one! I can identify with #8, even though I am only training for an O.D.