July 31, 2017 5:22 a.m.
Always a good thing to have. You can easily lose it as well.
You lose perspective when training for an Ironman.
For example, this past Saturday we only had to do a 90 minute bike ride. Not 90 km, 90 minutes. No run after, just bike and then go home. It felt amazing👍😁😊 90 minutes!!!! I jokingly said I was going to wear jeans on my bike ride, it was too short to even put my cycling gear on! ( fyi, I did wear my cycling gear ). LAZ and I went for coffee after and I was able to spend the whole day at home. It was awesome.
11 months ago, riding for 90 minutes would have been a solid effort and would have been long enough. Today, 90 minutes seems so short.
Perspective. Or maybe I should say you gain appreciation vs losing perspective. I really appreciated that shorter ride. That is not going to happen this week.
1 Month to go. The next two weeks will be the summit of my training. The hardest two weeks. At least one more long bike ride (6 hours plus) and at least one more long run ( 25 km plus ). Swim’s won’t change.
I have completed two 6 hour plus rides already so if this next one goes well I won’t do another but if it doesn’t feel right I will get one more under my belt the following week before I start to taper.
I was looking back on my cycling mileage during this training. I have completed at least one 100 KM ride every month since April. In April, I got that 100 KM ride in on the very last Saturday of April👍
Not much to report from the past week. A lighter week compared to others and lighter than what is ahead for the next two.
Take care. Enjoy the day.