I will be peaking shortly.
I know....you IRONPeople out there might say "Eh, peaking for a half iron....easy peasey"
NOT.so.fast. It's still a helluvalotta work. THANKYOU.
Sometimes, I think I really can't do anymore than I'm doing. No skipping workouts. No quitting when I'm tired and think, "I can't hold this pace for another minute" (like today's workout). My diet has been about as good as it gets. I even opted to not lose 5lbs (which is my normal racing weight). If it ain't broke don't fix it, right?
Really, it's that point of "Don't think. Just Do." Because when you think about the distances and the speed work or tempo work or form work or hill work, it becomes too much.
Needless to say, I've not put this much effort into a half-iron before.
SO....a week from my first peak week, and I'm starting to think about how hard those weeks are....how hard it is to EXERCISE (for goodness sakes....it's not a part time job!)......for up to 17 hours in a week.
At the same time, completing those workouts is a powerful thing. Think about the hardest thing you've ever done. Think about how you felt when you did it. It was so hard. You were SO glad it was over.
And you said you'd never do it again.
Then, you do it again.
Cuz...in a way, it's like childbirth. You remember being miserable but the "finish" blurs some of the details, and you can't really remember the pain....but it couldn't have been THAT bad, right?
After all, you lived.
That's about it. That's where I am right now.