I am now in the base training phase for the Vineman 70.3 half ironman in July. So far it's not so bad. As long as I'm not on call, I can reliably get in my workouts. It's a goal I'm excited about.
But, I'm not as excited about the Ironman that I signed up for in November. Why? The marathon was tough enough. Do I really want to run that far after swimming 2.4 miles and cycling 112 miles. Do I really want to cycle 112 miles? Right now, a 24 mile bike ride is a long ride to me.
And, do I want to be out in the sun exercising for what will likely be more than sixteen hours straight?
What about the training? Can I train for it AND do my job, AND have a life?
I signed up with a friend. If I decide not to do it, will I let her down?
I think I am going to focus on my next big race, Vineman 70.3. After that race, I'll see how I feel, if I really want to do the Ironman. Because, if my heart isn't into it, I won't do it.