6.12.2010

Long Days!!!

With Ironman approaching quickly, my 'long' workouts are just that LONG!!! With rides approaching 6 hours and runs consistently up near 2 hours, much of my weekend is spent training. These are the days that make you an Ironman. When everyone else's workouts are done, it takes a lot of mental toughness to continue to push yourself day after day, week after week. But heck, if it was easy everyone would do it.
Here are a few photos from the last few weeks of training:

Getting dropped off 13 miles from Rathdrum on my way to the Tri-Fusion Radiant Lake Triathlon. Due to a wrong turn this run 'slowly' turned into a 16 mile jaunt.

This was VERY early in the run...as you can see from the smile :)

The BEAUTIFUL Ironman Coeur d' Alene course!!!

Loving the sunshine...definitely haven't had enough this year!

Last long ride before the big day!!!

Icing my legs in what will be the lake we will swim at for the race...The water is COLD!!!

2 WEEKS until Ironman Coeur d' Alene!!!
One more long run tomorrow morning and it is time to set the sails and get ready for the big day!!!

Until next time...

4 comments:

Ali Buck said...

I think you are two things:
1. Completely nuts
2. A marvel

Keep on keeping on - you're an inspiration.

Josh said...

All the long training days will be more than worth it when you set a new PR come race day. Keep up the hard work, I can't wait to see how you do come race day. You will for sure see me cheering out on the course.

Tiffany said...

Love Ali's comment. LOL!

So glad you're in taper mode - FINALLY! Cannot wait for the big day!!!!

jessithompson said...

Yee-hah. You are bad ass Keven. Can't wait to cheer my friggin' guts out for your fast self on race day!!!