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Tough (but correct) decision has been made.

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  • I have made one of the toughest decisions I have had to make.  I have decided that I will race a half, instead of a full, Iron distance triathlon at the Expedition Man Endurance Festival this year.

    This decision was incredibly difficult, because when I did my race schedule this year, I planned on doing the full.  I also had a full Marathon planned this year, and I was not able to compete in that either.

    The main reason for all the changes on the fly to my program is because of work.  This year, I had to go back into the work force.  Last year, I was self employed and worked out of my living room.  That gave me great flexibility in my schedule, and I had no problem fitting in all my training sessions.  Now that I have a commute, and I work 40+ hours per week, I have really struggle to have any consistency in my training.

    As tough a decision as this was to make, I know that it is the right decision.  I would rather be competitive at the 1/2 distance, than struggle through a full.

    I am still doing an Olympic distance on June 30th, and then I will round out the year with my half Ironman in August.

    Have you had to make changes to your race schedule?  How did you feel about it?

    One Responseso far.

    1. Joanne Baxas says:

      I think you know I have made that decision. It’s hard, I felt terrible, took me weeks to come to terms with it, I felt I’d let everyone down.

      Once the day came and went – I felt fine. no-one cared! Really it’s just a race…

      I know it’s the right decision. Go and do the half and kick its ass.

      next year – IM and Kona. I’ll see you there.

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