Not only am I over this week’s hump, but I’m also over the hump in my training. Yesterday evening I completed my last double-digit-distance long run and everything will only get shorter from here on out. (Yay!)
I had a great lunch meeting with my coach on Monday and he says “I’m ready” and that “all the work has been done.” That made me feel great! I know I’ve been working hard, but I’ve almost gotten used to it. It’s hard for me to remember what my life was like before all of this training… what was a normal week like for me?
So I guess all of that is to say that while, of course, you train to get physically ready for an event, you also do it to be ready mentally. You have to feel good about the plan you set for yourself and feel good about completing each step (or even skipping days when you need to – I don’t think anyone out there does EVERY single workout they plan). You need to have the confidence on race day (or even at the start of your taper) that you’ve done everything you needed to do to get ready. Now is the time to trust my training, let my body recover from it, and keep my mind strong!
In other news… I’m IN the news! Check out this fabulous article by Annette Joyce in the NW Observer about my journey to Ironman Louisville!
Thanks for reading, ya’ll!
To my Ironman Louisville Race for a Cause to benefit the
Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention
to honor the 32 Hokies who lost their lives on April 16, 2007.
Learn more here!