I never thought I would be writing about this as I have never really experienced the Ironman Blues, but it is real.
For me, this year has been huge in terms of racing.
My year started with SriLanka 70.3 in February, followed by Marbella 70.3 and then the first Ironman for the year, Ironman Santa Rosa. In between training before heading to the Lakes district for Lakesman Middle distance, followed by Ironman Copenhagen and Ironman Wales.
We all know, cause I haven’t stopped talking about it, that I was aiming for legacy this year. Such a big goal and achieving it at one of the most amazing and brutal races (Ironman Wales), was a high I wasn’t expecting.
However, the low coming down from it has been really felt by me since then.
Obviously the other stuff in my life and dates coming up that were once significant to me will now be just a memory.
And even though I am off to Kona next Saturday, not to race but to watch and represent my brand, Stomp the Pedal, I’m still feeling low.
It is said amongst the triathlon community, that this indeed is a common effect, just not one I’ve experienced.
So these are my 5 tips to help get through this patch:-
Oh and one last thing……. REST and SLEEP. Your body is still in recovery mode. I know for me this is probably the hardest, as I’m always busy, but I’ve taken a step back and I’m just doing what is important, right now.
I hope that has been helpful. I know for me writing it out, has been helpful.
Thanks for reading
Till next time, smooches 💋💋
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Hey, I'm Tarsh! Passionate, fun-loving Aussie now based in London. Founder of activewear label Stomp The Pedal, podcaster, motivational speaker and multiple Ironman triathlete. Thanks for visiting my site!