I am excited, nervous and ready for this.
Some nights I lay awake thinking about the swim or planning out the bike course in my head. I think about the run and debate over using my Nathan fuel belt vs. the *new* hydration toy. Am I going to wear club colors or a Tough Chik tri top for the race. Going over the minutia of each and every detail.
Have I trained enough?
I feel ready.
I am going to be smart on the course.
In the words of EMZ
I've Freaking Got This.
That'll run thru my head many times come August 21st.
This is the last hard week of training and then things taper out. Today is an active recovery day and I am taking my butt down to the beach to swim. and swim. and swim. and swim some more.
2500 yards today
and then a swim/bike brick tomorrow.
Final race simulation this weekend followed by a 14 mile run the next day.
Yesterday was a speedwork session that I had to take to the treadmill
warm up then 3x15 mins in Zone 4-5 with 2 mins recovery then cooldown
8+ miles with an average pace of 7:55
It was hard but I thought a lot about this journey and how far I have come in just a few short years.
It actually gave me CHILLS even while I was running so hard.
and to think, this is just the START of things to come.
I sat there looking at some old fat pictures of me this morning. I remember how sad and empty that lost little girl was -it just makes me thankful that I have struggled. That I felt that low. That I was that miserable.
Without that I could not truly appreciate the journey, TODAY and how wonderful life really is.
No matter what my future may hold I know I am strong. I know I am capable. I know I am worthy.
What would you say to YOURSELF if you could go back just five short years?
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