Here it is, we have reached the end of the training program.
I will leave this 20 week program better than when I started it. I am fitter in both terms of physical ability and leanness. I have lost around 18-19 pounds from January 1 through a weigh-in 2 days ago. Given the expected weather I have been taking in extra water over the last few days to make sure I don't get caught dehydrated, although I suppose that also means I will go into this race a pound or two heavier than I was a few days ago.
I have completed my training and here is a basic summary of my workout totals over this period.
Swim 141,990 yards (80.68 miles)
Bike 1,662.55 miles
Run 468.09 miles
Total 2,211.32 miles
While I can't say for certain at this point what I expected 20 weeks back, this was certainly my expectations. At this point, my bags are packed up and turned into the race or sitting by the door ready to head out with me at a very early hour in the morning. Throughout all this training I was buoyed by the support of friends from all corners of my who lent words of support, many times coming at points were I was feeling down for one reason or another. These words of support provided me great encouragement and motivation to continue to press forward through the darker days of my training.
Now, I am here, and Ironman Texas is........tomorrow!