Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Mental Battle of Returning to Training

Please tell me I am not the only one that goes through this feeling.

4am...the alarm goes off...on my day off..

Sigh.

Do I really need to do this?? Can't I just go back to sleep?? I could do my training this afternoon couldn't I?? If I wait, I may not do it at all.

Sit up in bed. Lay back down. Then Im back up again. If I can just get my feet on the floor...then I know Ill be on my way.

On this day...I did get my feet on the floor but this is month 1 of 11 towards Ironman. I know its going to get harder. Right now, we are talking about base building workouts....these are simple compared to June and July and 5 hours on the bike.

Feet on the floor....and out the door. Damn it...Im gonna be an Ironman. I just need to battle that little voice in my head telling me I can't. I can. I will. This is my dream.

Tell me...does any one else go through this???

5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Every day!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Hang in there. What else were you going to do at 4am anyway? Sleep is way over rated

itsallrelative said...

Every morning. I call it the siren call of the pillow.

Hassan said...

how badly do I feel your pain!!! i just watched videos of the Ironman to help get me motivated!

The Running Girl said...

Went through it a lot last year training for IMFL. Totally normal. But you are right - start with sitting up in bed, then get those feet on the floor and continue from there. Can't remember the quote exactly, but there is one that basically says the hardest part is getting out the door. You CAN do this.