I write this from a motel room in
. Roughly 131 hours before the start of my
first full Ironman. Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
The waiting is now the hardest part. You were right Tom Petty, you were oh so right. The workouts this week are miniaturized. Keep the body moving. Stay injury free, stay healthy, and get good rest and nutrition. Those are the targets this week.
I went to the lake today when I got in town. It’s a big lake! And very scenic. Already four large tractor trailers with Ironman logos on them. Signs up on the roads warning of closures and delays Sunday.
Saw the local paper. The front page had a photo of an age-grouper on her bike. She is a local who has done 18 Ironman’s!
I guess I must at least look somewhat like a triathlete. When I checked into the motel the clerk asked if I was here to race! Since I don’t look like Macca, Pete Jacobs, or Crowie, I’ll take that as a compliment.
Tonight, disgusted by the Blackhawks play I drove the bulk of the bike course. It is hilly, as advertised; but nothing
hasn’t thrown at me and then some. I’ll
ride part of the course tomorrow, and take a dip in the lake. Oh heck, I’ll probably run some too. Actually I will be taking the taper week
advice of Jim Vance. Mini
triathlons. San Diego
Heck with all this taper stuff! Is it Sunday yet?