What's this? A training blog post? Am I in the right spot?
Well, in fact it is a training post. With starting up the coaching business and putting in the training for Ironman Wisconsin, I haven't spent much time talking about the journey.
I'm now at the point where every waking moment and most non-waking moments (sleeping) is taken up with Ironman obsessing. Analyzing equipment choices, weather possibilities, race strategy. In 5 days when the training volume drops precipitously the obsession will only accelerate.
Friday and Sunday are my last tough workouts. Friday is a 4.5 hour ride on the biggest hills I can find. A few real doozies over by Prescott, Wisconsin. Sunday is a 3/1 brick. Probably a flat ride by the cabin followed by a similar run.
My legs are feeling pretty beat up and my energy is sagging. In other words training is going perfectly! After Sunday it's all about charging up for September 12.
Looks like the Sherpa plans are coming together. The Doc is volunteering putting on sunscreen in T1. Lots of family will be on hand AND I will have a gps tracker from myathletegps.com so you and everyone else can know my position in real time throughout the day. I'll put the link up on Friday before the race.
I'm looking forward to this a lot more than I thought I would. A lot more than I was at the beginning of my training when I was cursing OB's name.
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