Big News. No Kona Ironman (this year) for Rae.
Ben’s still committed as ever – and already looking strong ( go Ben go!).
However, I am redirecting my focus.
After a talk with my new found coach Jenny Lagerquist (and a little guidance from the ever watchful Mike Bastoni) it became clear that to make the most of my body and self right now my focus needs to be the International distance, Olympic distance:
24.8 mile bike
6.2 mile run
Coach says I’m still young in my training years, and I can feel that. As I watched Ben bounce back like rubber from Honu, I felt myself adjusting a little more slowly. Ben’s been at this game a while longer than I have and it shows.
It’s not just the race – it’s the training. The day in day out volume of training is big – something to ease into. So, we just start smaller. Goal: get speedy while I can – perhaps get a taste of the ITU circuit.
Then, when my body has learned more (and my mind) – transition to long course racing.
I’m excited.This will pose new challenges and (I feel strongly) will set me up better for the long run (literally ;-). I’ll be sure to keep you posted on how it goes.
I will race Kona. When the time comes.