This was not a normal race dream where everything goes wrong or you get lost in transition or your bike is on the 3rd floor of a department store.....yes, I really had that one.
In the dream, I was doing Ironman AZ. I had a fantastic swim. I got to transition and that's where things got funny.
"I forgot my bike and running shoes! I can't continue"
All of a sudden, my bike and running shoes are there.
"I Forgot my fuel! I have to stop!"
My water bottles all of a sudden are ready to go.
In other words, I was set up for a great race. I felt it. Yet, here I was making excuses. I knew that's what I was doing.
When I woke up, I realized that there's nothing left blocking my way to anything. That's what the dream was about. The only thing that will stop me is ME not wanting to do it. I have no more excuses.
That's a pretty big step for me.
Speaking of big steps. It has become very clear to me that Liz has me working on my endurance strength.
How do I know?
Because this is how I look when I run.
I continue to strength train/do plyo workouts 3-4 times per week, depending on the week. Often times, my legs are....what's the word? Sore.....tired....miserable...when I run.
I kept saying that all the work I've done at the Oly is going to help me when I get to the 70.3.
I WAS RIGHT.
What I have found is that when I focus on my running and break it down in my head (while I'm running), I realize that.....hey....my breathing isn't horribly labored like it is in the Oly. My legs just hurt.
WELL HELL.....I can handle the physical discomfort!
That's much much easier than Oly training. I CAN TOTALLY DO THIS! EAT PAIN MOTHA FOCKA! #TASTESLIKEVINEGAR #BUTILIKEIT
And finally, some really big news.....I have decided on a FALL 70.3 2016. I present you with.....
which also just happens to be....
Let's do this thing, shall we?