I think we can all agree on one thing, we want 2020 to be over. Like is it even possible for a year to go any worse!? While it started off promising with a Marathon PR for myself at RNR Arizona, it quickly circled the drain with COVID-19. Don't take me as insensitive in regards to the pandemic and loss of life but being on lockdown and life being canceled sucks.
On the plus side, with my move to Arizona I have got in some serious training and am looking forward to testing my new fitness level with upcoming races. Yes, they are coming back! IMAZ 70.3 went off pretty smooth and should be a good kickstart for the safe return to racing. IRONMAN put together a great video about the race and IMAZ is coming up in a few weeks so we'll have yet again a chance to prove we can safely hold races. I mean you can protest and riot so why can't we race?
View my photos of IMAZ 70.3!
In regards to training, I am at 3,084 miles for 2020 and am still hopeful that Rock N Roll Arizona is a green light. As of this week, the race is still on so I have started to build some mileage on my runs. Being here in AZ sure has helped the bike miles especially when the temps have been holding in the mid 90's yet. If you know anything about me, the hotter the better! What is also great is the hills/mountain roads I can ride on versus the flat Central Lakes trail. I can only believe I am becoming a stronger athlete and again, praying for a race soon to test the fitness level.
I'll keep it short but here is a great story shared by a new connection here in AZ. It may seem self centered for non athletes or people outside of the endurance world but I can confirm this is a real issue. Not just for "athletes" but the general population. The increasing levels of depression and self-worth are something to watch!
Read: COVID-19 Takes Toll on Athlete Mental Health
Stealth is sure not complaining about the move! She even got new shoes last week so ready for a few more thousand miles...
WORK HARD. STAY HUMBLE. A LIFE FILLED WITH SWIM, BIKE & RUN. 5Ks TO MARATHONS, SPRINT TO IRONMAN 140.6