I'm starting to slowly accept the truth that I will never look like Hugh Jackman. It's a tough pill to swallow, but I'm coping. I'm just going to keep doing my pull-ups...one at a time.
Time: 1 hour/30 minutes
Distance: 1.9 miles/3 miles
I don't usually combine these two exercises in the same day, but I decided to mix it up today to keep it fun...because nothing screams fun like swimming AND running. I don't know why the word "fun" came to mind when I thought about today's exercise, but that's where I'm at I guess. Oh man, I can't wait until this race is over to never exercise again for the rest of my life.
Time: 40 minutes
Distance: 10 miles
I was supposed to bike and run today, but my left hamstring felt really right during the bike, so I called it off and spent the afternoon stretching. Today made me realize how fortunate I am to never have sustained a serious injury during this whole undertaking. I haven't had anything that has incapacitated me, and that's been huge. Anyway, I'm going to continue to stretch and be careful as the race gets closer. No reason to get hurt now that I'm only a few weeks out.
Time: 4 hours
Distance: 20 miles
Stretching yesterday made me a new man today. Felt great when I woke up and then stretched some more before running, so today was probably the best I've felt in a long time. Needless to day, the run today was a long one, but I felt good throughout and finished without too much difficulty, so morale is at an all time high. I feel ready for the race.
Time: 1 hour
Distance: 1.9 miles
At the Ironman, we will be swimming in the Ohio River, and we will be going downstream the whole way, so I'm curious as to how helpful the current will be. I would love to get my swim time closer to an hour (it's looking like an hour and fifteen-twenty minutes right now), but it will depend on the speed of the river and the race-day adrenaline. The truth is I'm really looking forward to going with the flow.
Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Distance: 40 miles
Got in a good, hilly ride today, which is exactly what I needed. Kentucky is supposed to be really hilly and the bike course looks tough, but I've been practicing in hilly conditions so I think I'll be ready. I feel prepared for the race and I can't decide if that's because I am confident or naive...