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  1. Caroline
    Caroline March 10, 2016 at 10:27 am | | Reply

    Girl….I feel you. I’ve been listening to my gut the past few months. It says “go back to marathons.” It feels excited about Olympic or 70.3 triathlons. But full Ironman? I’m just filled with trepidation and grumpiness. I’m a little disappointed in myself but it also feels good to have an answer. You’re going to kick serious ass in your half Ironman, and continue growing. Good luck with training and balance in the next couple months!

  2. Jeff
    Jeff April 14, 2016 at 11:07 am | | Reply

    Jumping into tri and heading straight for the longest distance (almost) right off the bat is… intense. I always tell/joke with Lisa that almost nobody ever really sets out from the start to do an Ironman; they just keep redefining the idea of how much is possible until one day, it doesn’t seem so crazy. It’s like the frog in the cold then simmering then boiling pot of water. (Those who do jump into tri and set their goals on IM and then actually do it in their first 1-2 years are a little touched.)

    I was *so* nervous the whole season of my first 70.3. Could I do it? Would it be anything other than hour after hour of agony? Would I find the time to train and do everything else I wanted or needed to? Would I want to keep doing triathlon afterward? Would Lisa still love me after all of this?

    Sprint, Oly, 70.3, IM… they’re all excellent accomplishments. You’ll know in about five weeks where you’re happy. Okay, maybe give yourself a couple of days afterward to decide. :-) We’ll love you whatever distance (or none) you settle on.

    (And, Caroline… much love and respect to you, too, my fabulous ROI teammate.)

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