Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday Taper Madness ...

I don't remember much "madness" last year. This year I have already had a mental breakdown in which I question my preparedness and other strange events. Clearly I have lost my mind...

1. As CR and I were waiting on my bike to be tuned up at All3sports, the subject of timing came up. CR was curious how I timed each leg to which I mentioned that I have two Garmin 305s. One I use for the bike, one for the run. (The battery life isn't long enough for a full to wear one watch the whole time). To which CR says, "isn't there a watch that has a longer battery life" and immediately offered to get me the latest greatest Garmin to save me some time in transition swapping watches.  I couldn't bring myself to take him up on the offer - clearly I am insane. I blame taper madness. (Side note, the tune up at All3 was FREE - I love that place!)

2. On the way home from taking CR to the eye doctor, we stopped for ice cream. They were a little short handed and it took a while to get to us. I decided I would rather go home than wait. Again, crazy talk. Who gets out of line at the ice cream store? Taper madness...

3.  I decided tonight was the night to find the little clip on light for my hat.  I can see it clearly in my mind, I just can't remember where I put it.  Dang it!  Must. find. light.  Gave up on it and ordered another one from REI.  Of course the old one will surface on Monday when the new one arrives in the mail.  Oh well, at least I got some REI dividends for the purchase :)


Hope you all have a great Tuesday! My 13.1 was pretty great Sunday. I missed bumping into Colleen and Matt but heard they had an awesome race as well.

Counting down the days ... 11 more days! Accuweather shows 84 on race day as of right now. I think I will pray for something a bit cooler,  My friend Sarah wants to wear her new cute arm warmers so we must have cooler weather :)

10 comments:

Kevin said...

I've been surprised that the Garmin 310 hasnt gone further down in price since the 910 came out. I have had that one since my DNF attempt at B2B in 2009 and it works great

11 Days is not too long, just try to relax and it will be here before you know it. You've done this race before. You know you have put in the training. All you have to do now is relax and enjoy the race

Matthew Smith said...

Taper madness, huh? It's really getting to you! :) I've got a 305, but it sounds like I'll have to upgrade before Louisville next year. You're going to do great! 11 more days till you get an ENTIRE day of fun! :)

B.o.B. said...

11 more days!!!! SQUEEEEEE!!!!

Sarah said...

Well, they are really cute arm warmers :-)

Johann said...

I'm not a taper fan and make it as short as possible. Battery life is the main problem with any GPS system. The watches with proper battery life are all very expensive. Enjoy the rest of your taper!

Colleen said...

So sad we didn't get to see you. I should know better than to think that I'll just happen upon you at a race! :)

You left the ice cream place? Isn't that a sin?

Carolina John said...

Yea it's going to be B2B time before you know it! Wish I was going to be there doing it with you this year. i have to be in SC for a wedding instead. Now go find that light!

ajh said...

Sending cooler weather thoughts your way!!!

Katie said...

I have no taper madness because I've skipped so much that I'm tapering from nothing. HA!

Jill said...

It's been eternity since I've done a proper taper; that would require me to actually have a proper training cycle - ha! It's no fun for sure, but you know you'll be so much better on race day :). Hang tough!