Last year at this time I was telling you about the not-so-smart choice I had made to race the 5430 half ironman and Timberman 70.3 on back-to-back weekends. This at the tail end of a summer where the most strenuous event of the previous eight weeks had been an Olympic distance race here in Boulder. It turned out alright – it turned out well, in fact, and I managed to squeak into sixth at the 5430 half and seventh at Timberman 70.3.
This summer, I’m signed up for both of those races again! But instead of several weeks of solid training underneath me, I have three desperate weeks of post-ironman recovery. The first two weeks felt fine, surprisingly, but this past week has been awful. I’d heard that the post-IM fatigue was going to hit pretty hard eventually, and it sure did. But I dragged myself through a lackluster training week and I’m now ready to have a go at my hometown half ironman.
Also, because I’m not really ready to let go of the cool stuff that’s been happening since IMLP – here’s a photo of a newspaper vending machine in downtown Lake Placid the Monday after the race. Yep, that’s me on the ground.
And, the fine folks at slowtwitch.com interviewed me as part of their series on pro athlete interviews! You can read the interview here.