I have been thinking a lot about the Ironman lately. I mean, I'm always thinking about the Ironman, but lately it's been less "these are my workouts" and more of "I am ready." Introspective Ironman thinking.
I still cannot get over Tinman. I can't get over how happy I am with my results and how easily those results came to me! Last year when I did Musselman, I thought that nothing could be physically harder. That race beat me. (Then I did the Philly Marathon which gave a whole new meaning to beatdown). But in Tinman - I bested it. The only thing that hurt was the last 16 minutes.
I am not worried about Lake Placid. I did a 1 hour swim in Canandaigua Lake yesterday - friggin' easy. I have my wheel issue sorted out. I am ready to take on that race and leave my soul out on the course. I am calm. WHAT?? I am NEVER calm.
I am waiting for the meltdown that I KNOW is coming.
But until that meltdown comes, I will enjoy the feeling of prepared-ness that I currently have.