Saturday, February 22, 2014
Ironman Florida 2014?
This is my first post in almost 4 years. I haven't finished an Ironman in that amount of time. I've done some sort of work out (mostly 3-4 mile daily runs) just about every day during those 4 years, but nothing over an hour in the past 2 years. I've signed up for Ironman Florida 2014 in November 2013 to give myself an athletic goal for the year. And I think I can complete it in under 10 hours. But I won't train like I used to. I haven't even started real training yet. I am relying solely on experience and base built up over several years. We'll see how it goes. I don't even think I can ride my bike for longer than 1.5 hours at the moment (1 hour is as much as I go); and I don't think I can run more than 10 miles (7 has been my limit). I'll be completely upfront and say that I don't even know whether I will do the race: I don't have that much time nor the desire to train that much anymore. Nevertheless, I will give it a shot, which means that I will just continue the normal training I do, an amount that doesn't interrupt life, and then if I am in good enough shape, will do an Ironman build 8 weeks out. I'm starting up the blog again to give myself a little more motivation. I have 7 months to get into Ironman - and sub 10 hour Ironman - shape. Here is my journey.