Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Into the Forge

An alternative title for this post could be "Deja Vu, All Over Again!" I'm fairly certain this has been a recurring theme throughout the past 10 months.

I woke up this morning tired. It isn't so much the training that has me wore out. It's Vacation Bible School. Getting up at 4:30 a.m. is something to which I've grown accustom. Running out the door for training as soon as I get home is also familiar.

Running out the door to get to VBS, helping there until 8:15, fighting kids into cars, and battling with B-Boy and Monster Girl to get them into bed two hours late, not so much.

So, when I woke up this morning, no sooner had I made it to the bathroom then I decided that today was a good day to reset the alarm clock and go back to sleep. After two swim sessions, yesterday (my normal session and training with tri club kids), the last thing I wanted to do was get back into the pool. And the sleep would do me good.

Then, I put on my swimsuit, grabbed my gear, and headed out the door. Ironman is less than four weeks out, and I can sleep after I've crossed the finish line. There's very little forging of iron accomplished by sleeping through training sessions.

And at the end of the day, it was a VERY good swim session.

7 comments:

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Molly said...

I knew you wouldn't sleep in!

You are going to kick BUTT in KY!

Take Care

1HappyAthlete said...

Mind over matter...if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.....

tarheeltri said...

Having done and Ironman and chaperoned a group of young kids before... I can say for certain, that training for an Ironman is easier.

TriBoomer said...

You're on the right track. Keep working.

Stay tuned...

Kewl Nitrox said...

That's just great! :-) Keep it going, 4 weeks to the big thing!

Wendy said...

Way to get it done, IP!

Keep up the good work. On all fronts.