Last weekend I had my longest ride and long run consisting of a 6hr ride and a 20M run. I have to tell you that I was NOT looking forward to doing it, but I got it done! In fact, my run was one of the best runs I've had throughout my entire training. I felt awesome and finished knowing that I could have definitely ran 6.2 miles more! I know at IMAZ my marathon will be following a 2.4M swim and 112M bike, but I'm feeling ready...I really am, and it's an amazing, awesome feeling!
Taper crazies?? Not me!
I know a lot of people tend to go a little crazy during taper week, but I have to tell you that I am actually really enjoying it. Training for an IM is HARD! It's hard on your body, hard on your mind, and hard on your family. I haven't had a full weekend day with my husband and boys in a LONG time and I'm ready to have that time back. I am tired of the long workouts and am just DONE at this point.
Plus, the weather is starting to get really sketchy here with COLD temps (30-40 degrees) and snow so it is making it harder to do workouts outside. I did a 4hr. trainer ride on Saturday and it sucked. The only thing that made it doable was the fact that I watched the 2010 Ironman World Championship that I recorded last year. I can't wait for NBCs broadcast of this years race!!
I have a 2hr. run to do today, then it's all swim/bike/runs 1hr. or less from this point on. I am soooo looking forward to NOT having to go long anymore.
Well, not until race day! :)
What I AM stressed about though is getting everything packed and ready for our trip. We leave THIS FRIDAY night for a long road trip to AZ. We are driving the 12hr. trip in 2 days with our boys, and it should be very interesting!
I'm glad I'll have a week before the race to ride and run some of the bike/run course because it's always better when you know what to expect. But, I'm just starting to get a little freaked out that my race is 13 DAYS AWAY!!! I keep having these little panic thoughts where I just let out a long sigh. At first, my husband would ask me what was wrong, but now he's so used to them he just ignores me. Ha ha!
All in all though, I am ready. I'm nervous, anxious, but mostly just really, really excited! IMAZ here I come!!