The Truth of It..

Here is the truth, the un-inhibited, soul-baring truth. I am crushed about the Ironman. Like crushed in a way that when I try to rationalize it, doesn’t even make sense to me. So, I am left with this overwhelming amount of don’t-know-what-the-hell-to-do-ism.

Do I train for another full? Start from scratch and re-build and get back on that horse again? Do I pick a better race for a first-timer? Do I have the time? Do I have the energy? How will my family feel? The answers to these questions, I haven’t fully answered. I don’t think it is in the cards right away. I think that I if I do go back to a full, it will be down the road. But I can’t promise that, and I reserve the right to change my mind…

But the things that I have decided are these:

  1. Pick a 70.3, focus hard on improving my 70.3 time
  2. Work hard on base building this winter, the 70.3 I have in mind is in June, so actual training would start in about 7 weeks
  3. Focus on improving my running speed
  4. Drop some post-ironman-blues pounds in the next 7 weeks
  5. Do several shorter distance races, focusing on fun and improving my speed
  6. Add strength training in my training plan

More to come, so stay tuned.



4 thoughts on “The Truth of It..

  1. It’s probably worth mentioning that – and I’ve been following your blog for some time – that neither of the times you weren’t able to complete an Ironman were as a result of not being prepared. You have the ability and the capability to do so – and when the time is right, if you want to – you will. But it doesn’t define you. Trust me – you don’t do an Ironman and then all of a sudden all of your other PBs tumble and you become this amazing superhero. Move your goalposts and take charge of your own destiny – own it.


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