Good morning #fit friends
Cyclists are an interesting group of people.
One website known as the Velominati has developed a code – 95 rules that must be strictly adhered to. To break a rule is an abomination.
Rule number 5 – HTFU – Harden the fuck up.
This pretty much applies to everything – Weather, riding conditions, terrain, … when in doubt refer back to rule #5.
I have always followed this philosophy during racing. I know there is NOTHING that will stop me from finishing.
But I haven’t been following this philosophy with my daily workouts.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have been working my ass off completing most workouts.
But I am not feeling that I am giving my all… my intensity has been lacking along with my “HEART“.
I am pretty sure this is common as you hit your peak weeks in Ironman training.
Its hard to give your all day in and day out for 30 weeks…
Where I need to step it up is on my weekend long rides.
I have been a big baby.
Avoiding Highway 105 out of fear.
Hiding on the trainer.
Enough is enough.
Time for this Mama to HTFU.
I am running out of time.
With 3 hard workouts left – yup that’s all’ 3 long ass rides left. 6 hours, 6.5 hours, 6 hours. It is time for me to put on my big girl panties and ride outside. Last chance to get some hills under my belt before I face the 180 km of Kentucky rollers.
This weekend I am going to ride my bike to Ear Falls – 72 km away have a sandwich and ride back SOLO!
NO EXCUSES – well I shouldn’t say that, rain will stop me, but only guaranteed rain, not the 20-40% showers for 1 minute.
I know I CAN do it, I just have to walk the walk.