In a week from today it's Hawaii 70.3 (Honu). With a big race on the horizon my excitement is lingering, butterflies too, and a lot of important race prep:
1. Slept till 10. Actually 5:30 but stayed in bed till 10.
2. Walked to the market to buy potatoes-VERY important part of training!
3. Picked a bean from the garden.
That's all I have done, its 4pm. That day is so unlike me, but I am learning to EMBRACE the rest that makes the hard work roll into a good race. Oh, I'll go for an easy run tonight...at sunset.
Speaking of good runs, Honu a couple years ago was my best run on this course . It was just so easy. I want that run again in a week from today...to run effortlessly. Last years run was a pain in my butt till mile 10, to repeat that run-no thanks. Unless it lands another really good day of staying mentally strong and landing a surprising outcome, like last year. This year coach let me jump in with the speed work team on Wednesdays and I trained for a couple run races, so I'm fingers crossed and hopeful that I will indeed have a better run. The pool here is closed (again) for the couple weeks leading into the race so I'm hopeful on the swim being good too-ocean time always makes for better swims. And the bike, we have been best friends this season...a good day is just a week away.
See you at Honu!!