Yesterday, my friend Cathy and I sat down with Coach Amy and talked about all things related to Coeur d’Alene specifically and Ironman in general. I hung on absolutely every word, because I have such great admiration for Amy as a person and an athlete…and that goes ‘way back over several years and a variety of training groups. She is one of those people who is a COACH; she just can’t help but to mentor other people. I came away from that get-together feeling so positive and pumped. Wahooooooo!!
Anyway, one of her suggestions was to keep a journal. So here I am. Who knows what all I will write about or whether anyone will particularly care to read this stuff, but I think it will be fun and theraputic (and keep me off the streets).
Tomorrow I will head out to Bastrop State Park for a 16-mile trail run. My trail running is going well right now and I so love it. I have a group of friends that is planning to do Palo Duro Canyon in late October and I want to do the 50-miler.
On one hand, I think that this is a good idea as it gives me practice with nutrition/hydration over a longer period of time (plus I’ll only be running to finish, no focus on time) but on the other hand, I am worried that perhaps I will spend more time than I need to running…or not enough time running because I’ll have been on the bike getting ready to do a half IM the first week of October.
In any case, Bastrop tomorrow will be fun.