Life has been crazy and busy so I have two summaries in this post…
Swim : 3 miles / 1:53
Bike: 39 miles / 3:30
Run: 2 mile / 0:20
Total: 44 / 6:48
This was week one of my taper and since I was moving into a new place I really didn’t have too much time to train. Biggest issue was my running. After that 16 week run the prior week, I honestly felt like not running at all before the race. And with my amazing 2 miles of running it looks like I accomplished that.
Swim : 4 miles / 2:00
Bike: 34 miles / 2:20
Run: 3 mile / 0:32
Total: 40 / 5:52
I continued to take my taper a little bit too seriously and didn’t work out nearly enough. At this point I was done. I didn’t want to train anymore; I just want race day to be here. I did do an Ironman distance swim on Saturday and felt just fine. I was about 10 minutes off race pace which seemed very reassuring.
So as race week is here I am just trying to keep my cool. I have been very calm up until now, but the nerves are setting in. The hay is in the barn. There really isn’t anything else I can do affect the outcome on May 5th. I know physically I have the swim and bike in the bag. And mentally I am ready for the WHOLE day. I will finish. There will be tears (a lot of them and at different points during the day), but I will finish. I have been thinking about this race for a year and training for it specifically for the last 19 weeks. At this point all I can do is believe in my strength to get this race done; and I believe in that. (Dammit, I’m crying already!)