Long time no post !
Over the last few months of ironman training I have discovered a few things about myself, one is Ironman training is a WAR and number two is family and friends are the nucleus of my Ironman journey. Ironman means so many different things to different people, I had a friend tell me the other day that she could see it In my eyes, the "look" that I was training for an ironman, so I said what look is that and she said "the look that you have accepted that you are now in high gear and nothing will stop you !
So I thought about it and she is right, my body has settled into training and things are actually flowing along nicely.
I've been very careful adding a mere 10% of increase training time each week spending free time stretching and sleeping as well as going to massage and ciropractor with occasional physio for small aches and pains, taking care of them before they get bigger.
My arthritis is at bay for the time being and still sits in the back of my mind that I can have a bad flare anytime soon !
I'm at 130 km on the bike 20 km on the long run and 1500 on the swim and building consistently each week.
I have adopted the therory of having to get slow to get faster and it sure works.
Oh that's another thing I have learned about triathlon, at any level if you asked a question you will get 100 different answers, I have been able to talk to a few close friends and ironman verterans and piece together some awesome training !
Why did I quit posting? Well it has become a private adventure for me and my family, one with joy and fears and occasionally some tears ! And if anyone ever tells me that they have never even shed a small tear they are full of it because this whole adventure is full of surprises around every corner ones you will have to wait till I'm done to hear about as I am still writing but not posting, you will get to read it soon enough.
Maybe a couple posts to keep you up on current events but no more drama about fat and will power, I'm just getting down to business and turning up the heat