Napoleon Hill said: "A goal is a dream with a deadline" .
I say: "A goal is a dream with some numbers attached to it!"
The thought that combining this weekend's training and adding another 20 miles on the bike would probably tuck a couple people back into bed or at the very least generate some thoughts of "DON'T do it". However, it has the opposite effect on me and I'm sure a few others. This weekend got me even more excited. I know I will finish...but the goal is more than just to finish...It's to go out there week in and week out and enjoy the process of becoming an IRONMOM, so that race day will serve as a celebration of the journey!
I started to fool around with some goal times. Though a little ambitious, I wrote them out on paper. Not to put pressure but to give my training some orientation, to give my rides some motivation, to keep me running towards that imaginary pacer I have in my head.
As it stands, I now have a race picked out, a goal to shoot for, and now I just need to figure out HOW i'm supposed to get there.
I've been running for twenty something years so, it soothes me in a way, that the run is the LAST PART of the race...and the swim, well it doesn't scare me too much....the BIKE, well that's the challenge. Getting the strength I need there will be the key to this training. From what I've been able to gather, it's just about getting the miles in. So looks like me and the streets of Miami, Homestead, Kendall, and Key Biscayne are going to become very well acquainted in the coming months!
I've got a lot to learn...so let the process begin!
"A journey of 70.3 miles begins with the decision to TRI". -IRONMAN
If any of you bikers are looking to upgrade to an even cooler TRI-BIKE,
Let me know... I'm in the market for one.