Thursday, June 21, 2012

Ironman Week - Day 4

I'll start by saying I'm an absolute wreck. I'm emotional, nervous and overall worked up. I shouldn't though... I know I'm ready, I've done the work and it's time to just press the "PLAY" button, put a foot in front of the other and let my body take care of the rest.

I went for a run yesterday and it was good. I felt strong and was even able to push it a little. Ran 4.5 miles at an average pace of 8:35 min/mile which is fairly fast for me. But it's nice to know what my body is capable of and that speed is where I'm headed if I keep training. Persistence. That's been a priority word in my everyday vocabulary since the day I decided to become an endurance athlete. It's always nice to complete runs that show how much better you are now.

This morning I woke up early and went to Boulder Reservoir to do my last swim before the big day. Swam 2000 meters and felt pretty good. Lindsay and Leah were there with me. It was good to have them there... I probably would've cried otherwise.

I realized something though. This is probably why I don't like working out in the morning. When you get your workout out of the way early in the morning, you get REALLY hungry. In my case, probably cause I can't get breakfast before anyway... Then, I end up eating twice as much. Pointless.

I am now waiting for my food... And since I couldn't decide if I wanted fries or Mac & Cheese, I ordered both. I'm a fatty. But I've earned it.

After lunch I will make sure I get some work done to finally head out to the airport and fly out to Coeur D'Alene. Let the adventure begin.

"The results will not define you.  It's the journey what matters." - Chrissie Wellington

1 comment:

  1. I hope you won't bail on swimming completely when you get home! Love you!