I remember like it was yesterday professing how I was going to take a mental vacation from Ironman training. Well, friends….that break is OVER.
132 days. 19 weeks. Approximately 235 workouts and thousands of miles of training to go.
I am thankful I took the time I needed to recharge as well as sort out some needed non-triathlon aspects of my life (yes, there are non-triathlon related things!).
Life issues are sorted, my legs are too well rested, I’m not sure I remember how to swim, my bike is finally comfortable to ride although I haven’t spent too much time on it lately, and I have a 2 full boxes of chocolte Gu ready for eatin’.
Let the full Ironman training begin! I know what you’re thinking- “hasn’t she been training already for the past 6 months?” Nope. My miles are about to get up to numbers I can barely count to, my ass print is going to be permanently indented on my bike seat, and I am pretty sure ice baths are going to become my new favorite way to relax. Jon does a great job of scaring the hell out of me by comparing half Ironman training to full Ironman training in this post.
I’m scared. I’m nervous. I’m excited. I’m READY.
BRING. IT. ON.