Now I like that fact of a challenge, especially in Ironman, as we all know you have a 17 hours to complete 140.6 miles. Physically, that is a challenge in itself but the mental challenge that will occur that day is anything beyond what you can train for. After reading blog race recaps from Geek Girl, Dying Water Buffalo, Sweet Baboo, and Steven's Tri Station it seemed them and others have a specific challenge. I know mine is to Finish the distance and cross the line for that Finishers Medal but there just seems to be more to it than that.
Is it the training along the way? The personal satisfaction of training and completing? Learning what your body can and Won't do? Or is it helping bring awareness like the Blazeman, #179. It is so much bigger leading up to the race event than just training. Although I am still searching for my Challenge, and it may be that I have more than one, I look forward to going down that road over the next 9 months and counting...so stay tuned. Have a great Holiday Weekend! rockon