If you know me, you know I write a race report about all significant races. To say Oregon 70.3 Ironman was a big race for me would be an understatement. It was my first long course after taking the first real break since starting triathlons back in 2012.
I said I would be blogging along this journey but honestly there hasn’t been much to say, other than the mental hurdles I posted on Instagram, it’s been a pretty easy few months. Mentally it was tough to back off and go slow. I had to train and race in just zone 2 and give up my tri bike. Both of these were tough but early on I deliberately surrounded myself with athletes that were supportive and had my back.
If you’ve been following me on instagram you probably know I’ve recently slowed down my training because of ankle pain. Today was about finishing. I just needed to make it to the finish line to complete my 5 races and stay strong for my last tri of the season before heading in to longer distances next year. (more…)