We are still here working, playing and living. And, of course, Covid-19 is still here too.
We know all too well how Covid-19 continues to disrupt our lives; changing how we socialize down to the basic chores of grocery shopping or buying shoes. And let's not discount the underlying and ongoing anxiety and uncertainty which living in a pandemic brings.
However, it isn’t all doom and gloom!
We are seeing some of the professional and college sports resume and in the fitness world some events have re-started too! Of course with new virus related restrictions in place, events are different but we can find ways to enjoy them nonetheless.
Virtual events took over our world at the rise of the pandemic and there continues to be a host of them. For many these have been a good challenge and a lot of fun. For others, these virtual events just don’t work and that is okay too. Beyond virtual races, many people have been really creative and are working on their own goals close to home which have been fun and inspiring.
I have loved hearing how everyone is adapting to the challenges and finding their own way.
Team CLA is headed to IMCA in August 2020! 6 months! Race day is in 6 months! OH MY! Now before you start panicking we do still have some time but it is time to get serious about that little race in August. Ok, it might be time to panic just a little! Now is the time to evaluate your training.
What training? Okay that might be a problem. It’s time to evaluate the type of training you are doing as well as how well you are handling the load. Is it doable now? What about in a few months? Will you be able to handle the volume for peak training? What can we do now to help make sure you are ready and able to keep as much balance in your life as peaking for an Ironman can allow?
We don’t want to overwhelm you but want do want you to realize that undertaking the journey of an Ironman is just that. A journey. It requires commitment, drive, some sacrifice and help from everyone around you. It does take a village. It also requires realizing that even with solid preparation, race day will be challenging (which is partly why we do it, right?!).
Can you do an Ironman with only half-hearted resolve and half-hearted training? Probably. But what do you want on race day? How bad do you want it?