Coming back from DR, though, I was feeling a bit behind and bit unsure about my current IM training and I knew I wanted to change that. I thought back to my first IM training and tried to figure out what really made me feel confident and sure and ready of my abilities the first time around. I concluded that I needed to do more of that, whatever that was.
After thinking and thinking, I realized it was stepping outside of my comfort zone that gave me confidence. Doing things I wasn't sure I could do, but hoped I could do. You know, things I was maybe capable of doing, but wasn't certain I could do... I did that over and over (and over) the first time I trained, but for some reason, not this time... I have been getting my workouts in and not really pushing my boundaries. And I figured out that THAT is what needed to change. So I did so this week.
|Turned my plain, old century into a climbing century!|
(And convinced Heather to do it with me as well!)
|Rode Shadow Mountain Loop all BY MYSELF. I am not sure if I am more proud of the fact|
that I didn't get lost or that I did it in under 4 hours.
By extending my comfort zone, I am hoping there won't be quite so much distance to travel to "where the magic" happens come race day!