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The Stone That Crushed My Ironman Dream (Temporarily)

“Some sessions are stars and some sessions are stones, but in the end they are all rocks and we build upon them.” ― Chrissie Wellington
It’s taken me a couple weeks to write about this, but I want to remember it. Good days, bad days, it’s all part of the journey. Two weeks ago I had my worst workout EVER.  I think it’s taken me awhile to put it into words, because maybe I had to realize it wasn’t the end of the world, or more realistically, my dream to be an Ironman. I tend to get emotional during training. The fact that I had made it 23 weeks of Ironman training without crying was an accomplishment in itself. But that changed during training week 24.
We were scheduled for a five hour ride. The following weekend, we were planning to head to Louisville and ride the course for our first 100 (more on that to follow!). Because we’d be increasing mileage by quite a bit the following weekend, I wanted to gradually increase the weekend’s ride to 5.5 hours.  I was still on a high from the wee…