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1 Week to Ironman Arizona

Did you read that ^ !? There's only 1 number left. And no "s" on the end of week. Oh Lord, there goes the butterflies!! Let's see how taper week went...


Monday, November 3, 2014: holy cold morning! There's frost on the ground. Please, no, I'm not ready for cold. I nearly turned the heat on. It took everything in me to drag myself out the door for a swim. Luckily the water temp was (while still chilly) warmer than the air. Air: 53* Water: 72* Sauna: 85* HEAVEN... Anyway, 1,500 meters. A short swim but speeeeedwork. 250 warm up, 10 x 100's ALL OUT, 250 cool down. Good stuff. 30 minutes. Woop Woop!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014: 2 hour bike ride - 40 miles. FORTY MILES! I killed it. Ran 5.5 in 60mins off the bike. Bike. Run. Recover. Boom.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014: moved many boxes today ~enough said.

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 1 hour on the trainer tonight. Lots more boxes moved today. And everything is packed.

Friday, November 7, 2014: starting to freak out. Have I done enough? Have I even trained?! 9 days. NINE days!? I'm getting fat. I have to swim 2.4 miles. Oh God, can I swim that far!? What shorts am I wearing on the bike? I made a last minute change; I need to change back. My hip hurts, how will I get through a marathon after all that!? Stupid periformis. Oh God. Oh God. Oh GOD!

Saturday, November 8, 2014: where did this week even go!? Thank goodness for my friend Amanda who dragged me to Wiggins for the day. Not only did I NEED that 60 minute run, but I NEEDED a day away! We played on her farm and explored, and just got to do something a little different. Plus it brought back great memories from home. <--- that post is coming soon!!

Good morning ride. A lil chilly, a lil windy, a lil cold. Allll GOOD. 1 week to go @ironmantri #imaz #ironmanarizona #ilovetoridemybicycle

Sunday, November 9, 2014: woke up early for another training day in Wiggins. A 15 minute WAY too cold swim in Flint Creek Lake and a 90 minute BEAUTIFUL countryside bike ride. Good stuff. And guess what, the move from house to storage is COMPLETE!

Light mileage this week. I really wish I would have gotten one more LONG swim in. But it's okay. I feel ready for Arizona. OH, holy heck, better mention this too... after being conked in the head with a 2x4, I have a mild concussion. GOOD GRIEF!!

1 week to Ironman Arizona
3 days to travel. MOM!!