Saturday, September 10, 2016

Ironman Eve

It's Ironman Eve for my second Ironman and here I sit reflecting on my training and my impending race.  In many ways, this is very similar to my first.  And yet, in some ways it is different.

The training cycle this time is fairly similar to my training cycle last time.  I definitely wish I could have/would have done more but on the whole, I know I did enough to prepare.  I completed 3 century rides, one 15-mile run and one 16-mile run, plus one full-length open-water swim.  I took too many rest days and didn't stretch or strength train enough. I also wish I could have more time to spend with my dog and husband so oh well.  At this point, it is what it is.

This time, I feel calmer and more at peace with the race. Not necessarily more confident, but less worried about the unknowns.  Maybe because I know what to expect this time.  Maybe because I feel more equipped to deal with the challenges that come up.   I know the day will not go perfectly but the way to have a great race is to always be troubleshooting.  And I'm prepared to deal with all that.

On the whole, I am healthy and uninjured and those are all good things.  My body has held up well. I am ready to get this race started tomorrow.

You can track me here - I'm bib number 658.

I'm coming for you finish line.

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