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?
With the new year, I have been hearing everyone discussion about goals, resolutions and intentions. This is great! But, how do we really make that happen?
It is fun to dream about goals but many people forget that we have to start thinking about what we can do now to make them happen even if they seem a long ways away. Even big, big goals are achievable with enough time.
This is the time to be preparing to train. Preparing? That’s right. It might sound funny, but we need the foundation and basic skills to be able to take off and do the actual specific training for an event and to minimize the risk of injury along the way.