There it is, popping up at the bottom of my Training Peaks calendar… Ironman Boise 70.3 is only 6 weeks away.
Suddenly it feels like I need more time, like I’m not ready, like I wasted all this good winter training time. Of course this is not true and there is no doubt Liz will have me ready to go. But the panic reaction the brain makes when it realizes the first BIG race of the year is approaching can be quite a head trip! HOW CAN IT BE ALMOST JUNE ALREADY?
And so it is back to playing games with my mind. Put my head down and focus on the week at hand without looking beyond. First, get through THIS week’s race. Then a purposeful rest week in order to recover well. Then focus on some strong build weeks to prep for Boise. Then a solid taper. And only THEN finally can I look ahead to my first 70.3 race of 2009.
There is still time!
I hope. :)