Sunday, August 10, 2008

6 days

There are only 6 days left until my big A race of the season. The Timberman 70.3 will take place on Sunday.
I'm getting nervous.
And excited.
Will it all come together?
Can I pull some speed out of this body that is feeling sluggish and slow in the middle of this taper week?
I know that there's nothing more to do this week that will improve my level of fitness. But I also know that if I handle this week incorrectly, I could lose some ground.
I must eat right.
Sleep well.
Rest the body but not stop the body.
It's a tricky process I think.
My trust is in my coach. I am following the plan and hoping that when the gun sounds next Sunday, all the hard work will funnel into a rock solid 5 hrs...or less! :o) Let's hope.
Today was a rest day. This always Always leaves me feeling blah and lazy.
Tomorrow I will swim a little and run a little with some short bursts of speed.
When do I start to feel the pent up energy? I want to feel that caged animal inside me ready to break out of it's cage.
Let's see what happens this week.
Now I'm off to watch some faaaaaaaaast Olympic swimming to get myself psyched!


Swimming for ME said...

Isn't the Olympic swimming inspiring? God I felt great in the pool tonight! I know you will feel this positive energy tomorrow and in the race on Sunday. Still a whole week of resting and watching the Olympics. Go Ange!!

Anonymous said...

How exciting! Keep up the great work!

maria conley said...

Enjoy your taper and best of luck on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

This is so exciting. I can't wait to hear how it goes, but I already know you will do GREAT!

Want me to take care of that sub life guard in the above post? ;)

GetBackJoJo said...

It will all come together. It will. I can't wait!

Marni Sumbal, MS, RD said...

you will do great!! can't wait to hear the race report!