17 days and counting! The Canadian Half Iron 113K. I've linked this to the interactive map of the event(s).
I must admit I'm a tad nervous, which is extremely odd for me. I haven't been nervous about an event since I gave up competitive equestrian show jumping and at that time I was rightfully nervous as my living, lifestyle and my income depended upon my results. Now, I do not and will not compete against anyone other than myself, so I find all this training for the up-coming event fascinating that I feel the old instincts raising their head.
Currently, I am not following a specific "training plan" other than what I find "doable" for me at this stage of my life. At 58 years old I'm not going to go out and bust my butt with some hardcore plan, however, should I find that I really like doing this distance I will find a trainer to work with and get a little more serious in the future. Right now, I'm trying to stay in one piece and injury free, so far ~ so good.
Don't get me wrong, I am serious about this event, it is not a distance to toy with nor show any disrespect. I quit drinking alcohol in January, I've shed close to twenty pounds and started training with diligence in February ~ swimming, March ~ cycling and April ~ running.
I know I will do it, it might not be pretty, but it will be done!!
Life's fun if you don't weaken,