The countdown is here. 6 Weeks almost to the day that I will finish my first IRONMAN distance race with the Boulder IRONMAN 70.3. It's a big step towards my ultimate goal of claiming that illusive title of IRONMAN. I have been dreaming about that day and kind of wishing that my ultimate Full IRONMAN race was here, but simply put.....I'm not ready for the 140.6......I'm ready for 70.3. This goal is big and it is going to take me a while....a journey......to get there. I want to swim, bike and run my race well and therefore must go one step at a time. While the countdown has started for me, I am still in heavy training mode for the next 3+ weeks.
Last week was a week focused on swimming in improving my time, fitness and technic in the water. This week is going to be primarily focused on running with an hour swim session scheduled on Friday a 60 mile bike finish on Saturday followed by another run on Sunday(oh and a weight lifting class in there too!).
The more I immerse myself in this pursuit, the more humbled I have become. IRONMAN demands it all. Give everything physically and then get up and give it all again. Tired is truly a state of mind. I'm learning to embrace the tired, the sore and the early and find power in it. To stand humbled by the pursuit, but confident in my ability to achieve it. That's what it is going to take to be great.
Thats what it will take to be IRONMAN.