Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Countdown

I have to admit, I didn't think training for Ironman would be a huge stretch from training for a marathon. I was wrong. REALLY. WRONG. It is way, way much more training and much, much harder mentally, physically, and emotionally to deal with. This week was my second-to-last big week before the race (YIKES!!!). This week I biked 150 miles, ran 31 miles, and swam nearly 5 miles. I have had super-highs, and the lowest of lows. I rode my first century and changed my first flat tire. I've shed tears of exhaustion, tears of happiness, and tears of nervousness. I can't believe it's all coming to an end and yet it seems there is so much more training I have and need to do. My dreams are colliding with reality. In five weeks I'll toe that line and find out what I'm made of. In five weeks I will become an Ironman.

5 comments:

Karen said...

I am amazed at the amount of training and dedication involved in preparing for an ironman. I can't believe yours is already around the corner. Goooooo Meredith!

Jamie said...

All the pain will be worth it in the end. (or at least that is what I keep telling myself..)

Melissa said...

You are soooo right. It way harder than marathon training. I have been doing the HIM for 2 years now and still find it daunting to sign up for the full. Which I plan to do very soon. Goodness gracious.

I'm very excited for you!!

indyhumes said...

Wow! Way to go! Good luck!!

Colleen said...

Eeek... it's crazy how fast it'll be here! :)