struggling with a major CBA problem, the issue being that IM isn't a challenge as such and knowing I don't have the time to devote to getting a speedy time means I drop into a get-you-round mentality which brings me back to the lack of challenge issue
Im often in the same position, will have worked 70-80 hours last week and thats kyboshed any decent training (working tomorrow to).
Its not about the challenge so much but the taking part, race atmosphere, being with friends etc. Some of the video's I was watching last night were showing the last finishers, you just cant beat that electricity.
I remember the first time I was entered in 2007, meticulous preparation included downloading and riding the bike course my tacx imagic. Rode the first 4-5 miles and sussed that it genuinely was a myth that there were hills in Lanza.