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.
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.
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!!!
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!!
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.
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.