Monday, August 13, 2007

What it takes.

For me to prepare to race this coming weekend in my first Half Ironman Challenge took:

A heart's desire and a life of passion.

18 weeks of: 31 hours of Swimming, 79.5 hours of Biking, and 106 hours of Running.

And many hours of Strength Training, Walking, Hiking, and Yoga.

Confidence in my training schedule and believe that I have trained enough to perform well.

Confidence in my nutrition plan for race day.

Mental exercises of simulating each event of the triathlon race.

And if something unexpected happens I'll deal with it to the best of my abilities while remaining level headed.

I believe this is what it'll take for me to have fun swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and running 13.1 miles.

10 comments:

Paul said...

Good luck buddy. Kick some tail.

JenC said...

Good luck Lou! I'm sure you will be great as always!

Iron Eric said...

You are going to rock!! You have some good training behind your belt so recovery should be minimal. Go out there and have tons of fun!!!!!

Neese said...

you've got what it takes no doubt! best wishes, looking forward to reading about it!

GP said...

Iron Eric gave my sentiments, exactly: you're really going to rock this HIM!

I'm super pumped for your big weekend and cannot wait to hear about the race.

You have the most solid training/prep out there and, more importantly, a positive mindset. What more do you need? You're set!

Tri-Dummy said...

I have a strong feeling you are going to smoke this thing. Most don't have so much fun on the run...your best event!

qcmier said...

Kick some butt!!!

CP said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear how it goes! Finish strong.

Deb said...

Lou...as usual, sounds like you've got it dialed in. All my best!!!!!!

Mallie said...

You definitely have what it takes and I plan to use your dedication and drive as an example for what I need to get done in 2008.