four months to go!


Ironman Canada is four months from today.



four monthsEarlier this week, when I couldn’t sleep because my mind was racing, thinking about the season’s first tri (it’s next Saturday), which morphed into thinking about IMCA, I asked Nick if he thought my training volume was enough… if I was putting in enough hours on the bike (damn you, Minnesnowta, for keeping me on the trainer!), if I was swimming enough, if I was just doing enough.

Turns out my training volume is more than he was doing four months out from his first two 140.6s.

Mind (somewhat) reassured.

Tonight’s 10-mile run on the dreadmill helped to kind of quell the snippets of self-doubt, too. And, my first outdoor ride on my Argon, in aero, is Saturday.

That said, four months to go! There’s a lot of training volume ahead, a lot of long bike rides and track workouts and 3,000-yard swims.


And, it’s gonna be awesome.

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  • Reply rita 04/25/2013 at 10:33 pm

    so excited for you! you are going to do so great!!!

    • Reply erin 05/09/2013 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you, dear! xo.

  • Reply lucylovesspaghetti 04/26/2013 at 4:53 am

    You are totally smashing it – keep up the good work!!!

    • Reply erin 05/09/2013 at 9:40 pm

      Thanks so much! It’s been FUN work!

  • Reply Valerie 04/26/2013 at 5:55 am

    Yes it is gonna be awesome! So excited for you!

    • Reply erin 05/09/2013 at 9:41 pm

      Thank you, Valerie! Let’s get coffee soon!

  • Reply Carrisa 04/26/2013 at 7:09 am

    So exciting! And yay for getting outside on the bike now!!

    • Reply erin 05/09/2013 at 9:55 pm

      I’m super excited – both about the iron{wo}man AND finally biking outside! Hope your marathon training is going well!

  • Reply hyedi 04/26/2013 at 9:13 am

    I’m just so excited for you! Glad the weather is getting nice out finally :)

    • Reply erin 05/09/2013 at 9:56 pm

      And, I’m excited for you and marathon number two! :) Hooray for spring!

      • Reply hyedi 05/09/2013 at 10:04 pm

        It took long enough, but worth the wait!

  • Reply Danielle @ I Eat Therefore I Run 04/28/2013 at 4:51 am

    Just keep at it! Pretty much all the Canadian prairies have suffered the same winter as you, so presumably many other IMCA entrants are feeling the same.

    As they say in yoga ‘You’re right where you need to be,’ or something along those lines :)

    • Reply erin 05/09/2013 at 9:57 pm

      It’s been a looooooooong winter! Love that yoga wisdom… one of my favorites :)

  • Reply Candice 04/28/2013 at 10:08 am

    great words Erin! you will do great. I know it.

    • Reply erin 05/09/2013 at 9:57 pm

      Thank you, lovely! xo.

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