As I write this, Ironman Texas is just a few minutes more than 24 days away.
There are only a few more days of training before I begin my 3 week taper that will bridge the gap between previous 17 weeks of training and the race on May 19th.
Yesterday's workouts included an early morning swim of 5000 yards, which felt so much harder than just being 1000 yards more than 4000 yards, and it also included a 4 mile track workout. The contrast of these two workouts was huge. This was my longest swimming workout and one of my shortest running workouts of my Ironman training this year.
There is no doubt that the cumulative effect of these last almost 4 months of training has left me tired and worn down. However I also completed these workouts with the unmistakeable feeling that my training program has done its job and gotten me to where I wanted to be.
I. Am. Ready.