It Must Be Ironman Training
- Shepparton Half Ironman in November
- To be able to handle the specific Ironman training
It is not until December that I will consider myself in true Ironman mode. This does not mean I am taking it easy. This does not mean that I am not considering how my preparation is going in terms of the big dance. This does not mean my body is not developing into the type of machine to keep going and going. This does not mean my mind isn't developing that single minded focus that so often typifies the Ironman athlete.
There is a reason I write this. This morning at the start of my pre-work training session I had a simple thought. To me this thought flags the change in my mindset, and proves to me I am on the right track. The training was a 2 hour effort. My thought was simply:
Not long enough? I'm not sure at exactly which point my thinking has changed. I do know it wasn't long ago that I considered two hours a long effort. In fact, I was counting down the minutes hoping I could maintain a strong enough effort to the end. Now I am looking forward to the long days. The longer the better. Looks like I am truly back.
That is not long enough.