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.
Following Ironman Texas I took about one week off to allow my body to recover and reset. I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly my body seemed to bounce back. I was feeling pretty good about 3 days after the race and within a week was back to training.
Well, June was an absolute whirlwind for me. In fact, pretty much from the time I left for Ironman Texas in May until now things have just flown by. After Texas, Matt and I made our way back to Flagstaff, but only for just a few days. After unpacking, re-packing and re-charging a bit we were off again.