i have a trainer which helps me. I need someone telling me what to do to stay motivated. I live in Illinois and with the bad weather this time of year it is hard to stay motivated. Getting up and going to the gym when it is 10 degrees outside is much harder then if it was 70 outside. i also watch past ironman races while biking to motivate me. Read triathlon magazines to stay motivated. It takes work. Are bodies do need rest just a good base workout during winter is good. Build you aerobic base don't worry about going anaerobic during the winter for now anyway.