Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Best Race Yet

One of my goals for this year is to make Boise my best race yet.  I decided it was time to see just how to make that happen.

  • Trust my training plan and stick to it.  I have faith that Erika knows what she's doing.  If I follow what she has planned, I'll be ready.  Sometimes rest days suck, but they are necessary.  Sometimes bricks suck, but they are necessary.  I need to trust the process (got that from Jim Harbaugh) 
  • No excuses.  Kids will get sick, I will be tired, things will come up.  I need to find away to make it work.
  • Be flexible.   I would love to get my training in from 10-1 every day.  That's not going to happen all the time. Some days I will have to be up early and some days I'll have to wait till the kids are asleep.  I need to be ready for this.  I can't give up because the day didn't work out as planned.
  • Listen to my body. I need to stick to my plan and not cave to excuses, but I also have to listen to my body.  If I have a 6 mile run planned, but my calf feels tight, I'm going to have to do less.  I WILL NOT LET INJURY MESS UP THIS RACE!!
  • Eat right.  It's hard to have a good training session when you have 3 glasses of wine and a bag of M&M's the night before.  I need to think of what I put in my body.  Maybe just 2 glasses and a handful of M&M's :)  
  • Enjoy the journey.  I'm doing this because it's fun. I might not enjoy every minute, but I if it's not enjoyable, why do it?  Maybe the last 10 minutes of a bike will suck, but the rest of the day I'll feel good about my accomplishment.  

That's all I can think of. Anyone else have suggestions?  


  1. I agree with all of them. Especially listen to your body and be flexible:) Sounds like you are on your way to having a great race!

  2. Hopefully I know what I'm doing ;)
    And yes, flexibility was the only way I was able to get through IM training last year and it worked for me. So you'll be A-OK and will kill it at Boise!
    I need to get working on your February workouts - yikes! :)

  3. Listening to your body is a huge help and I'm sure if you do that then you'll have a great race.