Who is it that said time is relative? Einstein?
Can we add an amendment to that? According to Triathlon?
The other day I popped onto the Ironman Lake Placid site and noticed on the countdown that it said 180 days left until race day. Crap! 6 months!
Yes, this is for all of you 201Ironman'ers going for Placid.
Wait a sec, 6 months is half a year. Thats TONS of time!..........right?
Well, I guess that depends on what is going on in 6 months. Are you training for a 5K? 10K? Half Marathon? Marathon? What about a Sprint? Olympic? Half Ironman? Ironman?
What about your current level of fitness? Does that have an impact on if 6 months is short or long?
For me, 6 months is a long time from now, but also not a long time. Its a long time because we got 1-3 inches of snow yesterday, another 2 this morning, with another 5-8 inches tonight. July 24th means the middle of summer, and right now, we are in the middle of winter. Different seasons, friends.
But its also not a long time. I think this has to do with the anticipation factor. You WANT to be in the best shape of your life come race day, but also I think you want to be in the best shape of your life right now so as to get that part over with. (Please don't do that, you can't hold that fitness for very long!)
I think this post is mostly reminding me of starting over from scratch. 3 weeks ago, I had barely ridden my bike in 4 months and lost a lot of super-confidence-bike-fitness. Now its rebuilding that fitness. My run base was there, but speed wasn't. Or so I thought my run base was there. I am relearning that that old base was cool, but it ain't gonna cut it for the type of endurance that I will need in 6 months. The swimming has been there, but again, knocking out 2.4 miles and still feeling fresh ain't happening for awhile.
So what about you? Are you freaking out yet? Or are you calm?
I am somewhere in the middle, mostly just wanting to get to race day to accomplish something HUGE!