and I can’t wait!!!! Being here, getting to train on the course, cheering for friends online yesterday at IM Florida and B2B – it all has me very excited about what is to come!
I wrapped up the first taper week today with a long run and easy swim. I chose to do a loop of the IM AZ marathon course as part of my run to refresh my memory of how it felt (it’s similar to the SOMA course I did a few years ago). My legs were a little sluggish to start but after a warmup I felt quite good (thank heavens, since my run earlier in the week had me worried!). The Race for Maggie’s Place 5K/9K and DCB Adventures Arizona Open Water Swim were both going on at Tempe Town Lake today, which meant…lots and lots of eye candy! Take the fast runners from the running race, who merged into my route right as I had to pick up my pace/heart rate, and then add all the IM AZ triathletes doing the swim but going for their long run first, and I had plenty of pace booty to keep me going.
From here on, my training volume is dialed back even more and the rest should truly start setting in. Panic, strange leg pains, unexpected bouts of tears…I expect all these things should make an appearance at some point in the week. If knowing is half the battle, then I’m all set!
Training totals for week 46 (November 2-8):
Swim: ~5760 yards
Bike: 97.8 miles
Run: 18.3 miles
Total time: 11.3 hours