These were some thoughts I was having before I signed up for IM Louisville. Nothing amazing here, but interesting to see where I was with this decision about a month before I made it.
Memorial Day weekend, and time for a decision.
I have been stewing on this for months. Do I bring it back with Ironman Louisville or rest a year and sign up for Chattanooga or Wisconsin again?
Sometimes you have to write it out and that’s what I’m doing right now. As I look at that above paragraph it suddenly sounds stupid to do Wisconsin again before I try another race. I mean, I loved that race, but there is a major draw to Louisville.
It will be hard, hot, and painful. It will change my summer. It will force me to ride the Trace, which I love and hate. It will tease me every day. It will change how I make decisions. It will seep into my veins.
There’s a lot of things at play here, but the key variable is that I just don’t feel like racing for the sake of it. I don’t want to go there and be slower. I fight with that on several levels, especially when I’m trying to be more and more Zen in my lifestyle.
I did 11:58 at Wisconsin and if I sign up for Louisville, I would likely have a much loftier goal. With that, of course, comes pressure. Or not.
I just did an Olympic and it felt pretty awesome, but Ironman is 4 times that distance. Four.