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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.

Ironman Louisville Swim Start

 

Ironman Louisville?

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