This week was my first week where I had to juggle long hours traveling to San Fran and fitting in my training. I didn’t have a lot of notice before leaving, but luckily got to work through my training plan with Alison, my coach. It worked out better than I anticipated.
I have always planned on racing IRONMAN Boulder. However, when the realization of going to Kona set in, I started questioning if I should pak for Boulder and then have to peak again for Kona. I also have to remember that Kona is the most important race of my life! Let’s face it, peaking is NOT my specialty! Anyways, somewhere along my journey, I decided I would do the swim and bike, but pull out before the run. Then, when I was running the other day, I realized…I am not going to bust my ass to bike 112 miles and then say no to the run! I live for the run. I need the excitement of the run to get through the pain of the bike. I really can’t see me “quitting.” I am NOT a quitter!
Now a decision needs to be made – do I race IRONMAN Boulder or pass it up and just race the half? Alison has laid out my training log and it looks manageable on paper. However, the realization is that I have to MOVE my entire company and work some very long hours between now and May. Would this all be just too much? I want to race and have the challenge, so I have a decision to make this weekend.