And just like that I pulled the trigger.....Ironman Coeur d' Alene. 5 weeks post IM Canada, yes I just may be certifiable.
The day after Canada I was angry, frustrated and worked up. I was sore all over, had bloody feet... but I felt like I had unfinished business.
About 5 min or maybe 30 seconds into my call with Coach I interrupted and asked "what about CdA?" He laughed... it was a good sign I guess. See when an athlete has a sub par
1- F it, I'm taking a break, heading to the liquor store and stopping for pizza and donuts. I will be in touch in a month or 12 or
2- I NEED to race again.
Mind you I had been to the liquor store the last night, so that was taken care of.
Actually the night before
|riding with my sis|
So I went on vacation and
I took a week OFF, did one short swim in a really long pool, toured Vancouver on Hybrid bikes, went to yoga and hiked with my son. Very NON triathlon for 7 days!
|hiking with JD|
We met for a ride and after the niceties I said "ok, can I race?" He asks why... blah, blah, blah..... I sort of remember my reasons but really it was redemption, anger, and unfinished business. Long pause and thuumbs up!
What a sick sport, I am literally doing the happy dance so I can go and suffer for another 11 ish hours in 19 days. ! Right on ... I needed one more buy in and luckily my #1 Fan is on board. Flights booked, place to stay with a friend and registered.
Ok time to finish recovering from Canada, do a bit of work and taper again. Let's do this!
Go Big or Go Home!
I knocked out 50 miles on the bike Monday, no records or killer efforts but felt good to ride. Ran today with the D3 "Elite" Team- they allowed me to crash the workout even though I did not have the "elite team kit or hat" but I slummed it with some borrowed D3 gear. We did 5x2 min "pick ups" and my legs responded, my foot did not break and other than me gasping for 02 I felt pretty darn good. Backed that up with a chill ride with my sis and we are back in business!