"Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved." ~ D.H.Lawrence
So after a week after my 50 mile ultra, I'm trying to get back into 100% IM training mode.
But this year is a different year, I'm a different person, (maybe a little bit more endurance crazy?, maybe just a tad)
All last year I was 100% focused on Iron-Man. I ate, scheduled my life, and even dreamt about Iron-Man.
But this year I'm a little more relaxed about the IronMan Wisconsin race. Maybe since I finished last year in one of the worst conditions ever on race day (in my humble opinion). Or maybe because I've ran an Ultra in -20 below snowy weather and have also ran in mud for 12+ hours already. Maybe I'm ready for what mother nature will bring us this year. What else is left, shall I dare say?
So this week I only had a grand total of a 2 mile brick run along with some swimming and cycling during the week.
Hm-mm, I thought I had a solid IronMan training plan this year after my Ultra Races? I've come to the conclusion that my Iron-Man plan I was going to use is pretty much out the window now.
So from now on I'm just going to go for simplicity: swim, bike, and run at least 3x's a week (long, medium, short) and then repeat. Throw in some core and strength training and try to hopefully be 1 second faster than last years IronMan time.
Sounds like a simple plan? Maybe sometimes I think they do work the best?
I have a Half IronMan race coming up in 3 weeks now, my 1st TRI of the year, I've pimped out my ride, pimped up thyself with a AERO helmet. Not sure yet what this Ultra Bubba can do, but I think I better go fast if I'm going to look like an egghead with this thing on my noggin.
But for me, honestly at the end of the day, I'm in it for the t-shirt. I just wish they wouldn't come in white all the time.
Plus at IronMan they don't give you your t-shirt until you finish. So save me another X-large would you please, because I'm coming to get it now.