Up until this week, I was still kicking around the idea of another full IM next year. I can't even remember how it came about but last week I got the idea in my head that I might want to do IM Louisville. I was already considering Rev3 Cedar Point or maybe B2B again and now IM Louisville had entered the thought process.
Let me back up a bit... A few weeks ago I decided to join Team Blue Iron for the 2013 season. I have done most of my training on my own schedule for the past two years and after having such a great time with them in PCB over the summer, I decided to give group training a go. As a team, we are training for four races this year. You aren't required to do all four but in my mind if I want to get the most out of the group experience I want to participate in as much as possible. The four races are a sprint, an olympic and two 70.3s.
|Team Blue Iron|
I talked it over with my newly acquired coach. (look at that - this team thing is paying off already...). She gave me some pros and cons of each race not really pushing me one way or the other but just giving me some things to think about. I mulled them over during one of my runs last week and had one of those light bulb moments. If the point of joining a team was to have people to train with why would I immediately start off by tacking on a huge race that would require me to do a bunch of training on my own? It really just didn't make sense.
So with that moment of clarity, I came to decide that 2013 will be the year of 70.3s for me..... and I feel pretty darn good about it!
|Spinning this weekend. I love how all the guys look like they are praying for mercy.|