Ironman Texas Training is pretty close to half-way done I guess. The race is on May 19th and if we include two weeks of taper for it that means that means that 12 weeks out of 23 are done. That is nuts and awesome at the same time. I have been pulling myself back a lot to remember that 70.3 San Juan is this weekend and that my focus needs to be on that race and not what lies ahead in The Woodlands.
This past week was a low volume week as taper kicked in over the weekend with a lot less time training (4 hours total on the weekend which is less than the bike ride I did last Sunday.) The week was a lot of speed work so the volume numbers are down but the intensity was taken up quite a bit.
I am ready for San Juan. I have my goals etched in my head for each discipline and while they may be just outside of reach I think that with the proper mental pushing I can get my body to do what it needs to do to get there. As they say…..that which does not kill me will only make me stronger. I have put the time and work and energy into getting ready for this 70.3 and come Sunday it will be time to unleash the beast within.
I am going to be wearing Bib #994 (which I cannot figure out a good rationale behind the number but will before the gun goes off) and if you are interested in tracking me be sure to follow Karen through her Twitter handle @theladybaha. She will be using an App on her iPhone that is said to be more up-to-date and quicker than Ironman Live.
Here are the numbers for the week and overall:
- Swim: 4.89 miles
- Bike: 81 miles
- Run: 21.2 miles
- Swim: 60.1 miles
- Bike: 1356.9 miles
- Run: 333.6 miles
Lastly, I am doing a giveaway of the book You Are An Ironman. You can read my review of the book here and if you so choose you can enter through the comments by leaving the following comment: Yes, Enter Me Into The Random Drawing To Win ‘You Are An Ironman’