Sunday, July 24, 2011

Iron Sickness

It's almost a year away, but it's already occupying far too large of a corner in my brain. Yes, I've got the Iron Sickness, caused by signing on the M-dotted line, committing yourself to the craziness that is the Ironman. That causes you to start thinking about training for Ironman, reading books about the Ironman, perusing websites and blogs, visiting forums and reading race reports and agonizing over the tiniest details that you don't really need to settle for at least, oh, five or six months.

Oh well, at least Borders has a going out of business sale. That allowed me to justify spending some $$$ on Macca's book "I'm Here To Win", (of course after buying some homeschooling-ish books for the kids, ostensibly what I wandered into Borders to do) and this has at least diverted me from reading through various training plans online, for awhile.

4 comments:

JenniferLeah said...

so did you at least save a bunch of money on macca's book??

Mama Minou said...

I think you need to turn this saga into a published book!

jtrimom said...

I already booked a place (super8 )in CdA! I am trying to avoid thinking about it...but I am obsessing about hills, sonce we don't have many around here. Let me know if you find a good (reasonable time based plan online) I was thinking about going back and repeating my plan from BeIronFit by Fink, but....I'm not sure. It got me through, but you know how you just get sick of the flavor of gel you use day in day out in training for one event, you can just never go back? I kinda have that feeling when I even LOOK at the book sitting on my bookshelf.

Robin said...

I just looked back through Be Iron Fit, and had about the same feeling you did! I think I might combine that with the Triathlete Magazine book "Essential week-by-week training guide" and make myself up a hybrid plan. I might throw in some "Run Less Run Faster" as well for good measure ;-)