I cannot believe that I am already 8 weeks out from MiamiMan half iron. Hm, I am not so sure if I should say final "push" into MiamiMan since there was really no lead up to this point. Ha ha! I guess the push is me pushing to train for 2 months to get ready for a 70.3 mile race.
I am ready to have some fun out there. After all, if it isn't fun why do it? I remember the days of being so afraid of these distances, now I look at them as fun events. I like that. I really like that.
I am excited about the 70.3 and 140.6 distances now as opposed to fearing them. I still have a healthy respect for the distances and unknown variables that come with, but after doing 4 half distanced multi-sport events and an Ironman I am more confident in my abilities and have learned so much about how to train, how to trust, and how to execute. I am no longer the variable I worry about.
I know that I will do everything in my power to be as well prepared as possible for the undertaking. I like training for and racing these events as it has become just a part of me. I really look forward to learning all about myself and the time I spend in training has become my "Jenn time", the time that I am putting myself first.
This week is bike and swim focused since next week I am in Mexico for work and will only be able to run. I have been reconnecting with my trainer a little bit during the week to assure that I get the rides in. I have grown to like my 'me" time in the pain cave peddling away the stresses of the day.
Also, this weekend Masters swimming starts back up at Schoolcraft, so I know that I have an option to get in a good swim on Saturday if I miss one during the week. I can swim for the 1.5 hours and still have time left in my day to get in my 3 hour bike and a little run!