>> Thursday, October 01, 2009
Swim: 6808 yards. OK.
Run: 73.22 miles. Good.
Bike: 24.85 miles. Uhhh... oops.
Yeah, 24.85 miles is the distance in an Olympic Distance Triathlon. So my only time on a bike last month was during a race. I’ll work on that a little more this month. Maybe. ;)
In taper news, things are shaping up OK for the Twin Cities 10 Mile this Sunday! I wanted to go for a bike ride yesterday, but I ran out of time. I wanted to go for an easy run this morning (with a few pick-ups), but it’s cold and rainy. If the rain lets up shortly, I might have time to fit in the run today. Otherwise, I’ll do that tomorrow. I’ve been stretching and/or foam rolling about every-other day, too.
It’s become clear that I overtrained for this race: I have all the “symptoms.” So I’m hoping a good taper will “freshen up” my legs without taking away too much confidence and endurance. Because of this, I have no idea what my finish time might be. If my legs rest up and I have a great race, I COULD go sub-61. If this rest doesn’t do too much for them, it’ll be hard to break 65. We’ll just have to see. Regardless, as soon as I’m done with the 10 mile, I’ll jump into the chicken outfit to cheer for the marathon runners coming by shortly!