Thoughts and Reflections on Ironman 70.3
Last Sunday 25th, 2010 I competed in the toughest race I have ever competed in. Ironman 70.3 Augusta. This experience has left an indelible impression on me. The Ironman race is meant to take your body to the limits of its physical & mental condition and for me it was that and so much more. In my previous blog tri-design-succeed I talked a little about some of the comparisons between a triathletes training and then performance day with the comparison to the ad world. I usually would not take time to use the company blog for personal thoughts, but this experience will for sure transcend my personal thoughts into professional and beyond. I have been training for this event since February of this year. It has taken that long for me to get my body to the physical condition and get my mind to the mental capacity to be able to endure the stress that an Ironman event brings to the table.
In this year’s Ironman 70.3 Augusta there were over 3,000 competitors in the event. It is truly a site to behold with that many people pushing and grinding through one of the toughest events on the planet. I was telling my wife that at some point in the race your body starts to shut down and it is only your mind that wills the body to keep going. I feel very fortunate to be at a point in my life that my family decided to make the sacrifice for the type of training this event requires. I look forward to more Ironman events, although i need to put some time between me and this one.
For those of you thinking there is no way I could do this, well just know that I could barely run a 5k two years ago.
I did see one sign while I was on the run course that I thought was pretty funny it said, “if this were easy they would call it football.” I’m sure that will get me some calls…