Well, I guess technically week two of my two week training plan would be the taper, right? ;)
Obviously, I have not followed a training plan for the race this weekend so am hoping that the training I have been randomly doing over the last six weeks or so will carry me across the finish line. This week was more about feeling mentally prepared so I was riding, running and swimming the race distances in order to have that "I have done this before what is the big deal" feeling coming race day.
Tuesday: Swim 2300 Meters (AM), Run 3 miles (PM)
Wednesday: Track Workout, 3 miles
Thursday: Swim 1800 Meters (AM), Bike 14 miles (PM)
Friday: Run 2.75 miles
Saturday: Brick - Run 3.75 miles, Swim 1100 meters
Sunday: Bike 24.5 Miles
I feel ready. My biking is 1000x times more comfortable than it was a few weeks back. Dare I say, I actually like it now? I am even thinking of working a metric century in between now and September as a training ride. I know... take a minute and let the shock wear off.
The only thing about the race Saturday that sort of has an element of the unknown is wearing a wetsuit during the swim. Yes, normally I know you should practice that before race day but... (load in your favorite excuse here). I wouldn't rate it on the level of freaking out about it, I am just not real sure what to expect in terms of how it will impact my stroke. I am reading up on tips to help get the wetsuit off easily. I have read about people spraying ankles and wrists with Pam. Is that true or should I try something else?
One more random bit before I am off to taper. Does anyone else use Buckeye Outdoors to log their training? They apparently had some pretty serious server outages and are trying to recover all the data (which is why you don't see anything under my Daily Mile widget). Thankfully, I had been logging most things in Daily Mile as well but had only been doing that since the beginning of April. Kind of sad as I really like the format of Buckeye for at a glance viewing of my training month. Hopefully they can get it recovered!