Rudy’s Road to Kona Series: Part 4
This 4-month series is dedicated to following Rudy’s journey as she is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually preparing for the monumental challenge of competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, HI.
A challenge of this magnitude requires great strength, commitment, sacrifice and smarts which tests the best of the best in the world of endurance sport.
Throughout this series we promise to bring you the real story, not just the fluffy “everything is great” part of her journey, but also the vulnerable, authentic and insightful aspects of her preparation, her race and her post-race experiences.
Rudy’s approach to training and racing combines a refreshing blend of – mindfulness, reflection, mental skills and true, hard-ass grit.
In part 4 Rudy’s injuries are healing – could it be the crystals? Or is it the gratitude or the release of negative pressure or the combination of these along with her spectacular mind/body awareness?
In this interview we have a surprise guest – Linda, Rudy’s partner and self-proclaimed star “spectathlete” (a powerful morph of spectator and athlete).
Linda and Rudy speak candidly about the joys and challenges of relationship while Rudy trains for Kona. Linda shares why it is so easy for her to provide the space and freedom for Rudy to pursue her passion (something not all couples have mastered).
Linda discusses how she “excels” at being the support person (amongst the rest of Rudy’s support team) on race day and how she helps Rudy stay focused on her IM journey both on and off the course.
Rudy and Linda discuss what is focus, what is suffering, what is the sweet spot?
How do we find these in training and racing and how do we know the difference.
Listen as they share a meaningful song that is both reflective and inspirational.
Song: U2 – Magnificent