Wow! That may have not been my biggest week in miles but it quite possibly was in time! I am in the final push for Arizona and loving (almost) every minute of it!
I am still dialing everything in and figuring out race day plans. This week I found my racing kit!!! Coeur Sports released their one-piece speed suit! It is amazing!!! It has the same seam-free chamois that the tri shorts do so it is super comfy. I have really fallen in love with the sleeved tops as well. It keep the sun off your shoulder which I honestly thinks makes a huge difference. I know you might be thinking that how could you race in a suit for such a long race? What about bathroom breaks? The last two Ironman I have done I have only needed one potty break and that is in T2. This kit zips down far enough that getting it off and back on is not a problem. Even when it is sweaty! For me, the added comfort the kit gives me over traditional two piece triathlon kit is totally worth it! It is completely dreamy! I did a 5 hour ride in it this weekend followed up with a 1 hour run. No issues! None! There is one small thing to note about the kit. In order for it to be so aero the pocket are a little tight on the back. They might be a little tough to access on the bike. Not an issue for me because I can carry all my bike nutrition in my bento box.
After my 6 hour brick on Saturday I had a 2.5 hour run on my schedule. Happy to report that I had no trouble doing the run in essentially my goal race pace! I know what I can do and I just need to do it on race day!
Lastly, I have been finding a lot of things to help keep me inspired to work towards this crazy dream of one day qualifying for Kona. The picture below is a huge inspiration to me. Those ladies work their butts off and are gracious and beautiful inside and out! The Coeur team has inspired me beyond words. This picture is a huge inspiration to me. One day I will be in this picture! One day I will be racing with these ladies on that island! This picture helps light my fire!