Race Week!!

Well the countdown is just about over… Ironman Victoria 70.3 is only days away! This will be my fourth 70.3 and I am feeling really good about how I am going in to this race. I feel really confident in my training, working with Bryan Kreitz at Tridot has been a great choice for my training. I feel, by far, the healthiest that I ever have on race week, which is pretty exciting. And I feel the most prepared, which I assume would come with having a few under my belt.

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Pre-race jitters are still there though. Checking the weather compulsively, checking the water temperature at Elk Lake (which was no easy feat, as Canadian water temps are apparently not as closely followed as US water temps), and checking and re-checking my packing list… But I suppose that if I wasn’t nervous at all, that I wouldn’t be taking it seriously enough.

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This weekend was the last of the real workouts, and the beginning of taper week. And since I had more free time, I finished a great book, hung out with the kiddos, washed my car, washed and oiled my bike, played with my dog, and genuinely relaxed in the sunshine. I even started my packing, which I will go into a little more tomorrow!

 

It will be one of my best friend’s, Amber‘s, first 70.3, so be sure to go over to her page at All I Do Is Tri and show her some love and support!!!

Sunday Wrap-Up

Well apparently I have been a tad busy lately! Between switching jobs (again…), the girls’ softball schedule, training, and just family time, it has been a crazy few weeks!

My training has been on point though! With a second Race Rehearsal and a long one this weekend. I felt really good, really strong and healthy. I have never gone in to a 70.3 feeling this good about race day. I credit this a lot to working with a coach, the amazing Bryan Kreitz with Tridot. Working with Bryan has made my training a lot more focused and specific.

So with 14 days to go until Victoria! I’m totally, 100% focused on Victoria!!

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But in the back of my mind, I am plotting on Chattanooga in just 18 weeks!!! I am excited to see what the full Ironman training plan looks like with Bryan and Tridot, excited to see how my body reacts and continues to adapt to the training, and I am so incredibly excited to FINALLY cross that finish line at Ironman Chattanooga.

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Tidbit Tuesday

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  1. What’s in your fridge, right this moment? Eggs, sausage, boxed wine, and protein shakes, and a bunch of stuff for everyone else. 
  2. What’s in your pocket right now? Nothing, my work slacks have pockets that are not actual pockets… not sure what their point is…
  3. What’s one dream that you’ve tucked away for the moment? Hmmm… nothing, I’m chasing my dreams right now. 
  4. What’s one mistake you keep repeating (and repeating)? Letting people hurt me, knowing that they are too selfish to change (no, not my hubby, we are doing just great!)
  5. What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé? I’m raising two amazing daughters, and they will be my greatest accomplishment in this life. 
  6. What’s something you’ve tried, that you’ll never, ever try again? Cows tounge 
  7. What’s the best birthday cake you ever ate? I don’t like cake.
  8. Favorite piece of jewelry? Bill bought me a custom necklace, with two pearls in a pea pod, two peas in a pod, and I love it. 
  9. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? Compliments on my girls. The people they are becoming.
  10. What’s the last book that you couldn’t put down? The Arrangement was super good or Spilled Milk
  11. Favorite song? This changes day to day, but today I am loving River by Bishop Briggs
  12. What’s the title of your future memoir? She Never Gave Up
  13. What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve ever been given? To stay in a relationship that was broken, to overlook something that hurt.
  14. What’s your definition of an ideal houseguest? Bill’s mom. Lol. She should give out lessons. 
  15. Favorite color? Pink
  16. What’s your guiltiest of guilty pleasures? Wine and nachos, at the same time. 
  17. What’s your most urgent priority for the rest of the year? Finishing Ironman Chattanooga 
  18. What’s your personal anthem or theme song? Beast by Rob Bailey 
  19. Where & when do you get your best ideas? While running.
  20. Would you rather have a live-in massage therapist, or a live-in chef? Chef that would keep my eating in line but also delicious
  21. What are you most grateful for, right now, in this moment? My family and FRamily (they know who they are)

 

Sunday Wrap-Up

Well with Victoria 70.3 only being 4 weeks away, yesterday was a Race Rehearsal, which included the bike, transition, and run. It went well and I am happy with where things are at. My body felt good during the ride and my legs felt good running off the bike.

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My nutrition seemed to be right where I needed it to be. I used NuunHoney Stinger Waffles, Honey Stinger Gels and Infinit. All worked well with my stomach and left me feeling great the entire time. I rode in my Zensah compression arm and leg sleeves, which also seemed to help with recovery.

Today was an easy 5 mile shake-out run with this lady.

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