Story by: Stephanie Fish on September 20, 2019
At what point does this training become less like a hobby, and more like a part-time job?
I think I’ve reached that point.
Between a full-time job and three side hustles (yoga, coaching and dog sitting), I needed a break.
I went to Austin, Texas, with my childhood bestie. It was nice to get away, but I was freaking out about a four-day training break.
Sprint: 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run
Olympic: 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run
Ironman: 3.8-kilometer swim, 180.2-kilometer bike, 42.2-kilometer run
I took full advantage of Austin, though, and after I got back, I was seriously back.
I forced myself to ride in the rain, log an 8-mile run and teach extra fitness classes at the YMCA.
I was happy to get in my final prep race at Derby City Trifecta — an Olympic-distance triathlon. But I was still scheduled to ride for another 2½ hours, so after the Trifecta, I biked another 35 miles.
I was a piece of burnt toast when finished!
Some things went well; others could have gone better for me in the Trifecta.
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to get elite care.
Norton Sports Health is the official health care provider of the Louisville Cardinals and the official medical provider of Ironman Louisville.
No race will ever go exactly as planned, and that’s what I expect for Ironman Louisville.
It could be 80 degrees and sunny.
It could be 30 degrees and raining.
I’ll be ready!
Stephanie Fish, sports events marketing coordinator for Norton Sports Health, is training for Ironman Louisville — her first Ironman-distance triathlon.
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