I think I'm actually more nervous for the fact that this race is a test of all my Ironman training thus far. If I suck, what does that say about the last few months?!
Anyway, in preparation for the upcoming tri, I did a few key workouts and went on a shopping spree.
Starting with last weekend, I did a nice 10 mile run and a 50 mile ride (yes, I know I should've tapered a bit more, but I also have to keep training for the Bike MS ride coming up!) with Brian. Today I did an easy 5 mile run and swam 2000m. I plan on doing a few more easy workouts this week, but taking it easy until race day. My workouts have me confident that I will finish the race. Who knows how long this thing will take me, but at least I'll make it through.
And since when you look good, you feel good, I bought a few new things to help me out on the course.
First a few unseen items:
|Perpetuem--a nutritional substitute that I will be using on the ride|
Gator sunscreen: It claims to stay on for 8 hours!
|Bento Box--nice little place to store all my nutrition during the ride|
|Aero bar water bottle for easy fueling|
No, the shoes are NOT new, but the laces are. Not only do they make me look like pretty awesome, but they also serve a purpose. I won't have to worry about tying my shoes! This seems like a big whoop, but it may shave a minute off my time since I'm paranoid about how tight my shoes are!
And although the picture looks red, these are actually BRIGHT PINK SOCKS!!! Yes, I do believe they will make me go faster :)
And why would I get bright pink sock if I didn't have a PINK helmet to go along with it?! I know, right?! Haha. I really did need a new helmet, and I figured, why NOT get a cool looking one?!
I haven't yet decided exactly what I'm going to as far as my jersey is concerned, but I'll figure it out later. Maybe I'll have to take a trip to the race expo to see if they have anything cool :)
Anyway, I have a lot of stuff to do before I leave on Thursday, but if I don't check in before then, you can bet that I will have a full race report following the race! Even if I don't do all that well, at least I'll look good :)