Every so often I get a little panicky when I realize that we're only 12 weeks out from Columbia, my first Olympic distance triathlon of the season (and second ever), and 16 weeks from Eagleman, my first half Ironman of the year (and second ever). Not to mention that longer race in November.
But then I looked in my training log for my totals from last year. In 2006, I've already surpassed all the swimming distance that I did in 2005 leading up to Columbia on May 22, 2005. Plus right now I've got 55 more miles on the bike and trainer already this year than I did in 2005 before Columbia. I didn't even have my bike until March 4th last year. (Gosh, did I really do that race with less than 11 weeks total training on Buttercup? Um, yes.)
Looking back on those workout logs gives me a little more confidence. I've still got a long way to go, but I think this year will be better. :-)