Want to know how excited I am for the Ironman World Championship tomorrow?
- In the past week I've watched enough YouTube videos to equal the amount of time for me to finish one.
I'm curious how my body holds up. I have some small growing pains in my knees and hips. Some of you would call them repetitive-use injuries from ramping up volume too quickly and I would agree. So I've taken it very easy the last couple of weeks. Not really the taper I planned for but my body is telling me to lay off. I hope that when I call on it tomorrow it'll feel ready to rise to the occasion.
Side note: Running Totals this year.
Sept 116 mi
Oct. 8 mi
See that three-digit number in September? It shouldn't be that big. Ask any coach or seasoned athlete and they'll tell you the same. I'm proud of it but I'm paying for it too. 85 would've been right on target but 116 is asking for some pain. Sometimes pushing the limit is what life is all about. It's how we learn what we're capable of and become aware of our strengths and weaknesses. Opportunities for failure are all around but knowing where they lie gives us the power to steer clear and move further down the road. On that note, time to get that last IM video in before the weekend starts.