Thursday, April 28, 2011


This adaptation thing has really got me thinking. A 2+ hour run is not even long anymore. . And it follows a long ride? Sure. I think you see things like this and you tackle them. That is what we do. And you do it. Maybe right on target, maybe not but you do it. And you move on. Maybe a few years ago it would be daunting but now its just what you do. And yes, my brain has been working overtime. It seems I think about everything these days. Just call it over-analyzing- and I am trying to turn it off. The other day I was standing in the shower and I forgot why I was in there :)
I saw something that resonated with me the other day on FB that "It is difficult to train for a marathon; but it is even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon." Is that not the truth or what? It made me really stop and think how lucky I am to do this. I think that and the Wildflower this weekend has made me more appreciative of the fact that I can run. Five years ago marked my return to the Wildflower Long Course after my bike accident. I could hardly "train" but I didn't care as long as I was doing something. So see, I have adapted and I might add, adapted quite well to this IM stuff!
If you are racing WF this weekend, or anywhere -have a blast! So much good stuff happening :)


  1. I totally hear you! What a major perspective change on what is hard, what is long, what is fast... I freakin' can't wait to do a 1/2 IM... it'll feel like a sprint! :)
    Are you racing Wildflower? If so, have a blast! and good luck!! :)

  2. Love this and it's sooo true! Our bodies just learn to deal with what we throw at them and as long as we stay healthy that distance/volume that used to be so hard isn't so bad anymore :)

  3. Can I just steal this post for next week, spot on!

  4. great post, I definitely agree. Funny to when I think about just a few years ago when 30' run killed its recovery