Up Up and Away!

Let the party begin. In less than 12 hours, I will be on a jet plane, (and with today’s commercial air travel, I don’t quite know when I will be back again…) on my way to Arizona.

As far as I can tell, I’m all packed up and I don’t think I have forgotten anything. Lists were checked not once but thrice. Got all my work work done. Got all my school work done. Even got a haircut. This guy is ready to start another adventure. Looks like things are getting all set up in Tempe also.

The last few training sessions have been perfect. Monday and Tuesday, I hit the pool for some drills and 300y repeats. Swim pace wasn’t pretty, but steady and reliable at 1:42-1:45/100y. I just need to concentrate on getting stretched out and into my rhythm as quickly as possible this year. I very much want to avoid the swimming on top of other people for 45 minutes that I did at Coeur d’alene. This is going to be tough though; there are 2900 some registrants this year. The most I have ever raced with. At least I will have plenty of potential legal draftees….

Quick test of the legs today found them to be well rested. Four miles with a couple of sprints to stretch things out.

Tomorrow, if all goes well, my bike will arrive in one piece and I will head out for one loop of the bike course in some nice 75-80 degree sunshine. It will be interesting to see what my body thinks of the switch from the 5 degree weather we had this morning in Montana to the desert. Fun, fun fun!

Race day weather is looking okay. Latest guesses show 70’s with 5-10 mph wind. Keeping my fingers crossed.

After that, I will end of the day with a nice team dinner.

Just a quick reminder, I’m still doing my Fuelbelt give away. Polls will close on Saturday at noon. Give me your best guess!

Stay tuned readers, its going to be another great week with lots of posts. Thanks for being part of the experience!

About Ironvan

From couch potato to Ironman triathlete in 2 years.

Posted on November 16, 2011, in Training and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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