Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Starting to Think Taper

Swim Day
1 x 150- Warm-up
3 x 200- 3:00
3 x 50- Sideline kick
3 x 100- 1, 2, 3, Swim
3 x 100- 1:30
1 x 100- Cool down
total- 1600yds

Run Day
time- 30:14
distance- approx. 3.5mi

I'm not in full taper mode yet for Sunday, that will start tomorrow, but I'm thinking about it. Which means that the intensity of today's swim and run was compromised. Spent a lot of time thinking about how I want to race this weekend. I feel like I can bomb the bike hard, I have that endurance now no doubt, without suffering too much on the run. It's only three miles once I get off the bike, and on a flat, easy course. I should be able to crush the bike and make the run hurt. That's the real goal: to run without Fear. I want to find the Trust, find the Fast, and Go. Getting my head in that space.
Coming up today or tomorrow, a special interview with a Kona Ironman Finisher and Official Member of Team Dirtbag (he's just now finding out about that last part too), Sean Price.


  1. Looking forward to seeing your time this year as compared to last and seeing the positive difference (or would that be negative?). Wish we could be there again.

  2. So are you going to sandbag it on the swim and balls out on bike and run?

  3. Not sure I'll go so far as to sandbag, but I'll be conserving for sure. Without ego (or little ego), from what I've seen at other races my held back swim is still as quick or quicker than most everyone else's regular pace and should still put me in decent position going into T1. This swim is just so strange compared to any other race because of the run sections, so it screws with strategy.
    But yeah, then I really want to hurt it on the bike and run.