Thank God. I need to do this f-ing race already.
Today I packed while my kids ran rampant--under the sprinkler, through the house with wet muddy feet, through the garden, over the swingset. Yep. School's OUT!
I had a good hard swim this morning which was nice because I feel like taper is turning me into a big blob. Then I went running and tried to imagine mile 20 of the marathon. It wasn't happening, so I just ran.
And that's all she wrote in terms of workouts... Yep. I'm done. I have a few minutes of s/b/r on Friday, and a blip of s on Saturday, but other than that.... It's just that 140.6 on Sunday. no problemo.
I am so ready for this if for no other reason than if it doesn't come soon I will go insane. I do NOT do well when I train this little. It is quite possible taper will kill me. I feel like a pent up wild animal.
Interesting image there.
Anyway. DID you know I share a birthday with THREE amazing triathletes? One, Craig Alexander--who is of course the most awesomely delish pro out there (oh, and he's actually good, too, huh/) and then Molly (who won Lake Placid--won it!) and then Dave--who is an uber runner/triathlete who is only a few years younger than me. (just a few.)
I'm going to try to post after the race, but that depends on how good the internet connection is (or is not) at our cottage. We rented on Lake Hayden so that we could get some R&R for a week after the race. (Or as much R&R as you can get with three little people, anyway.) The owner of the cottage said she is taking out the water trampoline for us, and let me tell you, I think I'm more excited for that than the race! She warned us it was cold. WHATEVER. We're Maine stock and also have wetsuits if that's not enough.
Anyway, you should be tracking me, of course, so you will know how it goes down. See you on the other side.