You Know You’re In the Thick of Race Season When…

6 05 2011

1) You walk into work 2-3 mornings a week stinking like chlorine and with goggle lines around your eyes, but pleased that you had yet another great early  morning swim workout!

2) To go along with # 1…it is not unlikely that you have forgotten your undergarments and are forced to wear a bathing suit under your work clothes all day. (Yeah…this happened on Monday)

3) The thigh region of your pants seems to shrinking in the laundry every week. That…or just that the 20-25 miles of running and 50-70 miles of biking per week are starting to take their toll on the size of your thighs. No complaints…because these muscles are proof that I’m getting stronger and faster!

4)  The amount of food that it takes to fuel you through a day at work is starting to get a TAD ridiculous…

This days lunch included cream of wheat, an apple with laughing cow cheese wedge, baby carrots, a turkey and swiss sandwich on a bagel, chobani Greek yogurt with strawberries (and I think blackberries under the yogurt) and a large bag of kettle corn and chocolate chips (one of my favorite snacks!)

4) To go along with increased hunger…the ice cream container that usually lasts a week, is only making it to Thursday night…

and the site of this truck makes you giddy, although that happens race season or not.

5) Your laundry basket is 80% sports bras, running tops and shorts, chlorine filled towels, and biking gear.

**no sharing of dirty laundry on this blog. sorry!

6) Having a single workout day during the training schedule (instead of a double) seems like a rest day and a rest day seems like a full blown vacation!

7) You seem to be either digressing to a childhood bedtime or speeding ahead to your grandparents bedtime…

Question of the Day: How do YOU know that you are in the thick of training/race season!?!?!