Friday, August 12, 2011

Entering the final 2 weeks....

Months ago I had imagined that once I entered into my Taper I would be singing to the Gods above.  After training for the past 9 months one would think that I would be THRILLED to have this time arrive.  I am finding that I am not like most. Much will be missed from the weekly scheduled suffering, epic adventure, and buckets of sweat that I have endured.

An update or two…..
 (Tanner always enjoys nap time)
I had almost made it through the Iron training without the hint of an injury.  One week ago I wrenched my lower back while reaching in the car for some sunscreen before my long ride.  I will spare you the EPIC DRAMA that I created within myself to say that muscle relaxers, easing off training for a few days, and having the best support around has helped me once again regain focus.

After months of swimming at an indoor pool I now have the brand new outdoor pool available at the Y.  I had feared that having a lane would be impossible but so far I have had zero problem.  SCORE!! 
 (yes, I am one of those cheerful morning people)
Hitting some morning runs EARLY to escape the heat and humidity just makes for a perfect day!  Trying to stay awake at night after 8:30pm is another challenge all together.

So I am entering the final two weeks before Ironman Louisville on August 28th.  Lots of gear prep ahead but first I have another great weekend of training. 

Loving EVERY MINUTE!!
Robin 

14 comments:

Matty O said...

So happy for you! ITS SOOOOO CLOSE!

I so wish we had an outdoor pool, I guess having one in Ohio really is NOT worth the cost to install it haha.

Keep hitting these last few workouts. I can't wait for you to cross the finish line!

Karen said...

That outdoor pool looks awesome! Can you imagine the tragedy of having to scratch your I'm because you threw your back out reaching for sunscreen? So glad you are feeling better :)

Lily on the Road said...

Holy Doodle Girl, the count down is ON! (not to make you nervous).

Enjoy your taper madness!!! I'm really looking forward to stalking errrr, following you at IMKY!

Go GIRL!!

Marlene said...

You were made for this!!!

AHHH that pool looks amazing. Wish we had a nice outdoor pool around for lane swims!

Have a great weekend and avoid those taper crazies!

Matthew Smith said...

Hoorah! It's gonna be awesome! You're going to rock it on the 28th! Tanner is a good lookin' pup. Oh yeah, and I'm also one of those cheerful morning people. I get out of bed like a rocket in the morning! Have a blessed weekend.

Shannon said...

:) Da Taper rocks.....but I felt like crap a little too....coach said that was normal.

teacherwoman said...

Wow! So much training and you only have a couples weeks of taper left until the big day! You are a rockstar!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

So close, how exciting. Good luck with the taper madness

Colleen said...

You've done the hard part... although taper isn't easy! Stay calm and confident and you'll soar! :) So excited for you!

Bob said...

Enjoy the taper / mental prep. It must feel awesome to be in IM shape. Good luck!

Grey Beard said...

9 months already? Are you prepared for post-pardem depression? ;)

Muscle relaxers? Got Methocarbamol?

That looks like an excellent, and inviting pool. Njoy!

Grey Beard said...

Morning? I really exists? I thought that was just an urban legend! :-O

Wes said...

almost go time! Woo hoo!

Judi said...

me and zanne are making plans to see you out there in the ironman zone. so excited for you!