Half way through this week, all right!
Aside from what felt like nothing on Monday (30 minute recovery spin, slow, boring, boooo) training is coming right along. Tuesdays seem to be a big day for me. Swam a ton in the morning and at a 1:52/100 pace. No wonder I was panting and huffing and puffing.
Also got in a fabulous ride with the tri club. The storms held off long enough for us to get in 30 hilly miles. Then between the swimming and the cycling I turned into the eat-all-the-foods-monster.
And now this is what is all over my mind now. The Rat Snake. It’ll be 40+ painful miles of trail running and a cycling course so hilly it comes with a nasty disclaimer about how badly it hurts. And I signed up for this because…..
Oh right- it was $25 and they offer a beer and BBQ at the end. Clearly my stomach makes questionable decisions for me. It’s also a memorial charity race, so I’ll focus on that. Andplusalso, I was on a registration black out button clicking spree. Registering for the Rat Snake was wedged into between two or three other registrations that all happened consecutively. Beware of that button, it’ll getcha.
|Pretty much sums up my feelings about Saturday.|
But it will be an awesome weekend. I ended up renting us a cabin at Gilbert Lake State Park and we’ll spend the weekend camping, hiking, cooking out, whatever else. Rob can do his Sunday long run somewhere awesome that isn’t Geneva for once. It should be a really fun weekend, assuming I can move at all come Sunday.
So Rat Snake Saturday, then after that it’s the final push to Ironman 70.3 Syracuse. I’m nervous that my training wasn’t exactly what I was hoping for, but at this point it is what it is and I need to trust my training. Because just diving in when that gun goes off if half the battle. And I’m ready to fight for the finish line.