Swim : 4 miles / 2:25
Bike: 100 miles / 7:13
Run: 13 mile /2:07
Total: 117/ 12:07
I am continuing to try and get my run going and it feels like two steps forward and one back. The physical therapist and I are both convinced that it is all stemming from weakness in my hip which is throwing me off and that is why my IT band makes my knee hurt. I went out Monday night and had a monster run (for me) of just over 8 miles. It went pretty well and I just wanted to see how I could handle it. At the PT the next day my knee was essentially pointing the wrong direction… I took my bike into the shop for a tune up so I missed all my week day bike training (oops 😉 ). I made up for it with a self supported and mostly solo 100 mile ride (you bump into the most interesting people on the road). Best part about the ride was that I finally feel like I am more control of my nutrition. I was nowhere near as spent as I was after my last 100 mile ride.
I am in the final stages of this training plan. Honestly I am ready to be done and put on my cap and get this show moving. As race day gets closer I am really only worried about two things. First, what will happen on the run. I am terribly unprepared for this run and I can’t do much about it. Second, how hard will it be to get passed for 7 hours on the bike. I am a reasonably strong swimmer and not the strongest rider ( I used to have the run in my favor but not for this race). So as a result I need to be prepared to get passed and passed and passed on the bike. It is going to happen and I have to deal with it.
But what I am looking forward to most (and I think about it all the time) is hearing them say “Rebecca Korb, you are an Ironman!!!”