Just a few days ago, I passed the 100 day milestone until Ironman Mont Tremblant. The day went by without fanfare. No fireworks. No parades. But the sick feeling in the pit of my stomach came back. The feeling I haven’t had in a long time. The one that was there a while ago making me think “what the heck did I get myself into? Will I be ready? How much more can I do to prepare? Shouldn’t I feel stronger by this point”?”
Well, the reality is, 100 days is still a pretty long time. It’s still nearly 57% (I was gonna say 60% but I knew someone would check my math) of the overall time devoted to my training program. And I’m still not even half way thru the build phase of my training. So there’s lots and lots of training time ahead of me.
So long as I stay focused, on track and committed to my program I should be perfectly fine in building towards the ironman goal I have set for myself. In about 40 days, I will get my first taste of the course at the 1/2 Iron distance event in Tremblant — at which point I will know how my training has prepared me (to that point) for the rigors of the course.
Just another milestone on the way to becoming a man of iron.