Following Ironman 70.3 Coeur D'Alene we stayed on the road for about another 7 weeks living the good ol' van-life spending some time in the Pacific Northwest. After a little downtime spent in Joseph, OR and Portland, OR we headed to Seattle where it was time to get back to serious training and build upon the fitness I had going into CDA.
This was my third year returning to Coeur D'Alene for Ironman 70.3 CDA and it was by far my best year and somewhat of a little breakthrough for me. I made about a 14 min improvement over last year's time and almost 20 minutes from my first race here in 2016.
Consistency is probably one of the most important aspects of training and yet so often the most overlooked. For many, the idea of being able to call oneself an endurance athlete can seem very attractive, but most are not aware of the amount of work it takes day in and day out for an endurance athlete to become successful.
Just last week I was packing up my bags for our trip up to Coeur D'Alene, ID where I will race Ironman 70.3 CDA on Sunday. I had gotten my bags all packed and gone over all my checklists, but there was something missing....
A few weeks had passed since our trip in the Paria and we were feeling antsy to get back on the road for some more adventuring. Since the weather has been amazing so far this Fall we thought we should try to cram in a few more trips for some hiking and biking.