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The World Doesn’t Stop for Ironman – Ironman Training Week 19

I have so many numbers to post from the past 5 weeks, that I don’t even think I will start.  Let me just catch you up a bit…….

February went by in an absolute blur.  I have no idea where it went or really how I made it through those 29 days.  After winter training camp in January, training for Ironman St. George took on an entirely different level.  It got long.  It got hard.  The days and hours started to fly by faster than I could keep up.  It became a mental game of survival.

Work was crazy and family life was too (when is it not)…….I started to feel like I just couldn’t keep up.  Physically I was tired.  Mentally I felt like I was starting to break a bit.  As the body started to break as well as the mind it made for a frustrating combination.  All the doubts of the prior “bad day” was turning into one tough week after another.

I’ve learned that this is Ironman…….Now let me explain that I LOVE IRONMAN TRAINING!  The past few months have been the first time in my life that I have dedicated my priorities to my training.  It has been such a learning experience in so many ways.  I’ve realized that this is the first time in many, many years that I have been so out of my “comfort zone”.  I don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow, let alone on race day.  I cannot predict how my body will respond to each workout.  Race day is looming and I feel a bit like a fish out of water.

It is so important in life to be in there “hard” places.  They teach us so much about ourselves and what we can do.  My family and friends have rallied around me in such a way that I cannot help but succeed……..there are just more tough days in between that I wasn’t prepared for.

So in a nutshell, February is gone in a flurry of miles swam, biked and ran.  March is here and taper to race day is merely weeks away……….I haven’t died yet………So I on I go :)


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