Sunday, November 8, 2009

2 weeks to go

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

4 comments:

Jen said...

Dang it! I was hoping for some pace booty photos :)

Stef said...

GREAT attitude!

With all the work you've put in up to this point I'm not surprised.

You are READY! Good luck with the taper -- I agree that awareness has to be half the battle so bring it right?!

Meredith said...

I told Dave this week, ever since I signed up for Ironman I have uncontrolled crying ever since. It's commercials and interviews and songs. What the heck is going to happen in the next 10 months?

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

I wonder if I saw you out there!!! I was down there too and running around. I'm not sure I would recognize you though if I saw you :( However - I thought about you as my friend and I were riding our mtn bikes along the greenbelt! 2 more weeks!!!!!! YAY :-)