It hasn’t really sunk in yet that my first HALF IRON distance triathlon is THIS WEEKEND!! I know I can swim 2000m, that I can bike 90K (56 mi) and that I can run a half marathon. The question is really putting it all together. And then throwing nutrition in the mix. This week I’ll be spending some quality time thinking about what I’ll be eating for breakfast, when I’ll be eating it, what I’m going to eat on the bike, and then what I’m going to carry on the run. And how I’m going to carry all of it.
This week is also a short one at work. July 1st is Canada Day and I plan to celebrate in style. Friday we have the day off for the Stampede Parade, but I’ll be dropping Finlay off at the kennel and making my way up to Edmonton in the morning.
Workout wise…nothing too exciting to report. Sunday I ran for 45 minutes with 6 x 1 min hard, 3 min easy. I left my run until later in the day and it was hot! Well…hot for here, and hot for me! The intervals were nothing to write home about, but at least the heart rate got up there. After that I was in the pool looking for a little 2000m redemption. I hit my first 500m interval over a minute fast than last week’s, and my second 500m came in within 3 seconds of the first. Unfortunately I was fighting a splitting headache and after 1200m I had to call it a day. Today I worked hard on my taper by relaxing on the couch watching The Bachelorette and Merlin. Gotta enjoy this laid back nights when I can!