Well, I am finally sorting out my year. After MANY conversations and discussions with loved ones, friends and coaches, I have decided NOT to jump to the full Ironman distance this year. Too many unanswered questions about jobs, etc. and with those issues unresolved, hard to put the family through a year of prep for a full Ironman. Instead, I will do a couple of more Half Ironman distances focusing on getting faster and smoother. As such, I have booked a ticket to Austin on October 28th, 2012 to complete my year. Looking forward to it.
I will really try to do a couple of century rides this year to see how my body responds and basically try to ease my way into the full Ironman preparation this year. IMAZ is my goal for 2013! Can't wait.
Thanks to all who have helped me and been patient as I worked through my plans for 2012. I really appreciate your feedback and guidance.