I didn’t do much right this time.
Some days I trained hard and didn’t take time off.
Some days I took too many days off.
I started the real training too late.
I have so many excuses.
But then again, despite logging every training run, swim and bike – I don’t refer back to it to remember I did train well, sometimes. I just have selective memory.
While I feel ready for Ironman Coeur d’Alene, I don’t think I’ll ever be ready.
It’s part of the endurance lifestyle – you just never feel ready.
You think “I could’ve done more”.
Come Sunday, the test will be real: can I finish an Ironman when the high temperature of the day is 100.
Two of my DNFs happened in the best training conditions possible. I want to finish this.
Right now I’m not thinking too much about race day (other than the weather). I told Mark, who is racing with me that the Friday before we will strategize on race nutrition. I can’t think about it now.
I have two more regular days then Thursday is a travel day. Then it is race weekend.
Thursday I will drop off dogs at the kennel, drive to Boston, fly across the country to Spokane and hope that I get there before midnight. Friday we will drive to Idaho and then I will have time to be nervous.
Right now there is work and dogs and Fred and tapering. I love it all.
Adventure starts on Thursday. Who knows what will happen? I for sure don’t know.
But I’m in. I’m going in with the hope to finish and cross that line for Ironman # 7.