Training, for me, has been like riding a wave inside of a funnel. You start out at the top with tons of room as you go round and round repeating the swim-bike-run routine week after week. For the first 23 weeks I have stayed committed to riding the line and following the process. It is paying off. Now my space is becoming more narrow and it is now time to become more focused on the task before me.
Not to get too far ahead, I am mainly focusing on June 4th (9 DAYS) where I will be competing in my first Half Iron distance event at the Rock N Rollman in Macon, Ga. My coaches plan is to have me tired going into this event. No problem...lol. This will give me more of a feeling of the later part of the Ironman in August. Since I do not remember what it actually feels like to train with true fresh legs J I am completely on board with this.
In other notable news:
My new running shoes have FINALLY arrived and I will be taking those for a spin this afternoon.
Also this afternoon, I will be joining another friend for my first OW-Swim of the season (love the summer temps). So glad I will not have to worry about a lane being open at the YMCA.
I have been wearing my Race-Day Tri Suit for various S/B/R workouts. This weekend I am going to wear it for my 3hr ride/ 1hr run on Saturday. I have no doubt that it will be just fine. (pictures coming soon)
Watching the scale and listening to my bodies needs on the calorie front. There is no magic number for everyone. YOUR body will let you know when you need more! Having now lost 11 pounds I am going to increase my intake and keep my energy level high.
Happy Hump Day!