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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Getting Close

Yesterday I met with my coach to review my race plan and discuss race logistics and my nutritionist to talk food strategy for the final 10 days. Both tell me my body is more than ready for IMLP. Over the next week and a half its time for me to work on that last component - my mind. Its time for me to BELIEVE and to really remember why I've put in all of these months of hard training. Its time for me to want it! Coach Michael gave me my mantra for race day. Climb Confidently and Descend Bravely. Those are the words I will repeat in my head over and over again on the IMLP bike course.

So. . . over the next week and a half, I'm going to try and post things that inspire me.

Last night, I got a card in the mail from a colleague of mine who also happens to be a kick ass runner and athlete. Here is what it said:

"There is nothing in this world so STRONG as your belief in yourself."

Time to believe.

2 comments:

TriGirl Kate O said...

I have made the decision to leave the doubt here in Richmond. The miles of training are in the bank--there's only one day for withdrawals and you've got plenty saved! Love the descent mantra. Let's hear it for free speed!

TriGirl 40 Something said...

Words of wisdom - and I've also been reminding myself of your "leaving doubt at the door" quote.