Slowly but surely, I am getting there. The miles are being ticked off and boxes being checked. There are days of fatigue but generally I actually feel pretty good. This surprises me and naturally brings on feelings of self-doubt. Am I doing enough? Will I be ready? But I trust in the plan, and I trust in the man who wrote it, so all I can do is continue to tick off those miles and check off those boxes.
Instead of an RFP, or a request for proposal, I am calling this post RFA, or a request for advice. As you know, and so does probably most of the population that I come into contact with, this will be my first Ironman. And as such, I have no idea what to expect. Yes, I have watched the Ironman CDA “Full Circle” video from last year’s race probably a dozen times (I wish I was kidding). And yes, I have read pretty much every race report I can drum up on Google. But I am looking for the good stuff.
What I really want to know, is what do you wish someone had told you before your first Ironman? What do you use to get yourself through the last 10K of the marathon when all your legs are telling you is to stop? Anything and everything, lay it on me.