I knew that Ironman training would take a lot of time and be a lot of work. I guess I just didn’t wrap my head around how busy I would be. It’s weird to have no time for life’s normal activities. With exactly two months until race day, it’s time to put my head down and focus. I had really wanted to keep my blog updated often so I could document how this process is going but its difficult to find the time.
Cory and I got back from RAGE half ironman in Vegas yesterday, while the race was NOT a smashing success, I worked hard and finished the race in 100+ degree weather.
More information on the race later, but in short it was the hardest thing I have ever done, I am so glad that it wasn’t my first half ironman ever or I may never have done another one!
This week is about recovering and resetting for me so I am ready for the last two big blocks of training that are crucial to showing up on race day morning ready for ironman. We have three weeks of capacity building, three weeks of peak training and two weeks of taper and that’s it. It’s a bit scary that we are so close but also nice because there are parts of my life (like my sad yard) that could use my attention.
How do you reset and focus before a big event/race?
You are doing great with the training! Keep up the good work!
I reset with a nice week of rest! After the Half Ironman, I didn’t swim for the entire week following it because that is my least favorite part of Ironman training. I needed a mental break from it. Then by the following week I was ready to get back into it!
I hear you on having NO time! It’s crazy. I was really feeling it last week so this Monday I took the evening off and skipped the workout to help myself stay sane. It helped!