first of all… thanks for the comments and inquiries after my post about coaching. I am really excited with some the of athletes that responded and can’t wait to start working with them!
monday was the end of a 10 day training block which included 2 runs (90 min am, 30 min pm) and good session at Rehab United with Beth. after 5 days of recovery following Vegas I started a 10 day block and my final prep for kona. I’ll admit, for better or worse, I have kind of been straying from “the plan” and doing my own thing. I have kind been over following a strict plan and I knew what I needed to do to get ready. So I planned my last block but left plenty of flexibility. If I was tired, I bagged intervals, if I was feeling good, I pushed it. I am feeling really good in all 3 sports and don’t feel any deep fatigue so I think after the taper I will be ready to give it all I got in Kona…. for better or worse….
kona is going to be fun. i am really excited to get over there, feel the vibe, race as hard as I can, and enjoy some post-race good times with all my friends who will be over there as well. this year has been very different for me. i decided to go “all in” for Ironman and I have done just that. so 10/8 will be the culmination of what I am calling my “Ironman Experiment”. And as with any good experiment you learn a lot, both good and bad. I am already looking forward to a fun “offseason” of racing cross, watching football, riding bikes, and running trails with my friends with no specific racing in mind.
I have learned so much this year and can’t wait to apply that knowledge to the future. I will save all that for a post after Kona. So the taper has officially begun…. time to embrace it!