THIS Saturday will be my first Half Iron distance event ever. Because the course is so similar to what I will have for Ironman Louisville I knew that choosing this event would be a perfect fit. Who knew I would also get the OVEN temps. 100 degrees for race day. Am I a lucky girl or what?! :)
I am going in with a good attitude and plan on sticking to my coaches direction as closely as possible. The clock will not rule me on this day. This is all training in the bank for the BIG EVENT in August and I am focused on the true goal of the day….survival.
Coach had me run a short threshold test on last Friday. Of course it was hot and I nearly puked. Since I am looking for some magic to happen within my runs I was more than willing to do this little torture test but do admit that I HATED IT! He told me to run my balls off so I did. Picture below to prove it.
Saturday I joined a few friends for my long ride. As I feared my legs were pissed for the first 20 miles. Guess the threshold test the night before had something to do with that. LOL. The second half of the ride was better and to my surprise my run following was outstanding! I nailed the target HR zones and with each mile I was pulling faster and faster paces. When the science works it is a wonderful thing!!