Big week this week, for me anyway.. This week is my big brick or let's call it the Racine Half Ironman.
The main reason I did it again this year was to prove to myself I can have a descent race at this event. I felt in a way kinda of cheated last year. The day was the hottest day on record in the Midwest for that year. Upper 90's with a heat index of close to 115. Out of 1500+ people signed up, only 1000 made it to the finish line. Another 500 decided not to show up or DNF altogether.
But at least I made it across the finish line in one piece.
So this year I just want to have a solid training race and make peace with the course.
So I guess, I should be tapering for this race. Sold out race with stiff competition. Like I would place anyway. But after my heavy training last weekend, I'm looking to suffer somemore..
Today was a complete rest day.
Tomorrow (Friday) off to Madison and another IMooo bike adventure. 2 loops and then some, to fill up my scheduled 6 hour solo bike ride. Plus 50 minute brick. Oh yeah, this might hurt a little bit. Hopefully I will not get lost along the way.. That would suck out there.
Saturday, 2 to 3 mile casual swim at lake Michigan with all the beautiful people at TRI beach.
Sunday, Racine Half Ironman..
Then, I think I really need to take a nap.. Well hopefully I can pull all this off without a hitch. Practice nutrition and IRONMAN pacing during the race. Plus practice my mental game. I know of some people racing the half IM this weekend. Hopefully I can keep my competitive pride in check.