I’ve gotten a few questions about my race schedule, so I just wanted to share that I have switched things up and am going to save my energy for Ironman Wisconsin in four weeks. I hate not following through with a plan—especially to experience Mont Tremblant because I have heard such great things about this race venue. But I had to take a good hard look at things after the race on Saturday and re-assess.
Yes, I had a bad day and felt pretty crappy for most of it. The training plan we created was done with the intention of being better in Mont Tremblant. But after Saturday, I concluded that simply feeling better the following weekend was still not going to be enough to race the way I want to race.
I love the challenge of racing back-to-back ironmans and doing three in a month. But the truth is that this is not a new challenge for me. I’ve done it before, and I knew that I could go to Mont Tremblant and survive just fine.
That thought no longer excites me. I want to race, and Madison is my all-time favorite place to do it. And as I mentioned in my race report, with just five weeks of training with a healthy body under my belt, using this time now to log four more could likely effect a pretty significant change in my fitness in time for Wisconsin.
Doing this under Coach Siri’s guidance back home in Tucson, where our routine cuts out the 2-4 hours/ day in the car and allows time for proper recovery and nutrition is, I think, my best plan of attack at the moment.
So as I write this, I am actually very happy to report that we are headed back HOME!
puppy car seat for safety!