what’s done is done… Taper time!

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!

  3 comments for “what’s done is done… Taper time!

  1. September 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    looking a bit slim in the pic, so race must be close ;) Stoked to watch you tear it up!! Embrace the suck!

  2. Kiet
    September 28, 2011 at 11:49 am

    There’s a lot to “read in” in this post, and the lack of complete candor seems intentional. Looking forward to hearing the post-Kona reflections. Regardless, you really did immerse yourself in the experience and the training, there will never be a question of your commitment in this process…inspiring.

  3. September 28, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Good luck in Kona brother. You earned it!

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