I'm not training terribly intensely this year. I don't have the fear of Ironman hanging over my head this year. It's a lot more relaxed.
I was just curious to compare how much training I had done by this date last year with this year, a week before Columbia Triathlon:
Swim, 2006 YTD: 70,490 yards
Swim, 2007 YTD: 34,000 yards
Bike, 2006 YTD: 914 miles
Bike, 2007 YTD: 415 miles
Run/walk, 2006 YTD: 289 miles
Run, 2007 YTD: 218 miles
Yes, the 2007 totals seem pretty puny in comparison! Part of it's a much colder, longer winter this year; part if it is not having my husband able to care for the girls on weekday mornings, part of it is just plain lower volume and less week-to-week consistency. Let's hope it's higher-quality training this year. Uh, yeah, sure, that's it. Well, it's true of my running this year, but I have my doubts about cycling and swimming! But the proof is in the pudding, and we'll see how things shake out next Sunday on a race course on which I have two previous times to compare.