Im not racing…. Ok I made that up.
But I won’t be racing Steelhead. Here’s the story…
Adam and I were in the distance challenge portion of our competition and we had both started working and talking with our respective coaches.
I’ve known Adam for a long time, the man wasn’t going to down without a fight. So this distance challenge was going gone rough! Today I asked him what it would take for him to bale on his idea for an Ironman and just go with a half… The terms were not what I wanted to hear.
If I agreed to let him pick the location the he would do it. DAMNIT!
I don’t know what he has against Steelhead, but he doesn’t want to do it. Out of fear that he would pick something completely insane I agreed under the condition that I had to get the race approved by Coach Jen.
After a little arguing we made the agreement and Adam sent me his top 3 races for approval…
3) New Orleans
Just as I suspected, Steelhead didn’t make the list. I really feel like an ass-hat for saying I was running it.
I sent the list to Coach with an explanation of what happened… I did refer to Adam as an idiot several times.
I’m pretty sure she thought I was insane… But after a good laugh and some further explanation Calgary and New Orleans were ruled out, which sends us to Mooseman in NewHampshire… I’m excited that we have a final location, but disappointed that it’s not Steelhead.
I did get my run in last night, I wasn’t feeling it at first, but about half way through I was feeling good. This morning I went to the gym to do some strength training. Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done that. I started out with my least favorite exercise in the history of exercise… squats. I don’t know why but I hate them. But I got it done. After about an hour of various lifting exercises I hopped on the bike for a 30 minute ride…
Tomorrow I’m in the pool… I’m both excited and terrified. The last time I spent a significant time in a pool it’s because it had a swim up bar! So we’ll see how this goes!