Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Slight case of insanity starting..

Yesterday I biked an hour and (mostly) finished my first Ironman training swim for IMAZ. I was so bored I thought I was going to fall asleep in the pool. I have never done 2 Ironman races in a year. It took me 4 years to do one after my first in Florida. I didn't even get on my bike for 4 months after IMFL that year, I was so burned out training. Not feeling particularly feel burned out this time, just blah about training. There were post IM blues starting to creep in this past week though now that both races are over, family reunion is past and I hadn't done a damn thing in 2 weeks. So time to get the endorphins flowing again.

There needs to be a new motivation for this race, as I can feel the training blahs coming on already. This is my new goal: to train with and watch H finish his first Ironman. Now the question is will love see me through it? I really want to see him finish IMAZ, but will this be enough? I guess we shall see.

I was thinking of doing this race just for "fun" in Austin in October. During the swim, I had just talked myself out of this silly idea. Then of course I ran into one of my crazy NM Outlaw peeps in the lobby of the gym and he told he was signed up and others I knew were going to be there and how fun it would be (thanks Mike). Now I have the Texas bug. My niece lives there-I could see her..oh my goodness. I can feel the insanity starting already...Time to check plane fares...oh shit...

9 comments:

Muppetdog said...

Well, whatever motivation you find, I will be happily cheering for you there as I'm going down to volunteer!

21stCenturyMom said...

You'll get over the blahs. You are still ramping up and it always feels blah at first.

I so want to do that Longhorn race but alas I feel I need to save my traveling funds for going to see my kids and none of them live in Austin. Oh well.

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

So I'm confused now. Are you doing IMAZ or just Harley? I'm planning to sign up; are you?

Cody the Clydesdale said...

For focus, think of both training with H, but also realize IMAZ in Nov would be
a perfect course & conditions for a big time PR!!!! As far as finding another
race, we triathletes do this to ourselves all the time! More races, more training, more
traveling.....goes on & on & on & on. Must be great fun or we'd be crazy, or
OCD. Now that I think about it, that's it! It's fun, & we're crazy & OCD. Makes
perfect sense! LOL. Good luck to you & H training!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Best wishes getting over the blahs for IMAZ

Susi said...

i am in total awe! i'm trying to get back out there but the body isn't cooperating as well as i'd like it too.

good on ya for doing another IM! and you are insane for doing a 70.3 too! no worries though, i think insanity is an endearing quality. :)

Benson said...

good idea to throw in a fun race to get over the blahs. it'll get your competitive juices going and jump start your training.
Good luck and have fun, fun, fun.

WADDLER26.2 said...

Tough decision- I know the feeling. I get hyped into some things also. Usually I regret it.Good luck and you'll find that "One thing" again

Vickie said...

So many races, so many choices, so little time! I'm amazed at you doing two IM races in one year! Good going!