Time. During Ironman training time is a premium.
Initially you sign up for Ironman and it is a year away…you still have a lot of time. Now my countdown timer is telling me that it is less than 90 days away. Is it really June already?
It is now starting to feel like there is less and less time in the day. I come home, look at my house and sigh. My house needs a vacuum and I am slowly working my way through laundry. Earlier this week I actually contemplated the idea of taking a day off of work so I could just stay home and clean my house up. I truly admire people that train for an Ironman with spouses and families.
In order to give myself a bit more time in the evening I’m trying to get back in the groove of early morning workouts. This morning I was up…somewhere around 4:40 am. At the pool and in the water at 5:45 am. I ran through a 2000 meter set and still made it into work before 8 am. Tomorrow I have a 2 hour long run planned. It sounds like the perfect opportunity for a 12.5 mile run from my house to the office. Hopefully I’ll get into a groove and have more time and energy in the evening to keep things a little tidier around the house! Of course part of the process does involve realizing that I can’t do everything so I may just wind up making friends with the dust bunnies around my place…