Monday, June 20, 2011

Taper Week 2

Taper week 2 is in the books.  A mystery throat virus made it's way through the Beginner Triathlete Coeur d'Alene crew this past week, myself included.  Okay, I know it's not possible to spread germs through the internets, but it seems like almost everyone in the middle of taper came down with something.  So it was all about extra rest and not pushing too hard through the workouts.  I ended up with a little over 6 hours of training, versus a planned volume of 8 hours.  The energy is starting to build again, my body is anxious to race, and my mind is going cr-aaaa-zy!

Swim - 2600 meters
Bike - 69.25 miles
Run - 2.82 miles (I'm not kidding)
Total = 6.19 hours

We leave for Idaho in two days.  Which means I have less than 48 hours to wrap up work projects, clean out my inbox, do laundry, grocery shop, gather race stuff, pack items for a week, and load up the car.  Race prep might actually be harder than the race itself!

I'll leave you with this fabulous video that my friend Bonnie put together during taper:

If you don't get it, watch the "original" Honey Badger video here: