Here is what I know:
- It's going to hurt
- Shit will happen that I can't predict
- There will be a point where it will be easier to stop then it is to continue
I have done the training I believe I need to do. Or at least 80% of what I set out to do. I've tried to manage it through being a father, a husband and do my job. At some point I've failed at everything and that's where the 80% comes in. I was 80% in line all the time. There was 20% of the time where I was an utter mess.
I will post my training after I finish the race.
What would I have done differently.
- I would have dialed in bike fit sooner. As it is I'll be riding 112 miles on a bike fit I have roughly 100 miles on. Not very smart.
- I would have done more swimming - But I always say that.
- I would have done more riding - But I always say that.
What have I done
- lost close to 15lbs since this time last year.
- Gotten my running back - I feel like a runner again.
- Ridden my bike really hard and I like it that way.
- Dialed in my food. I have no sugar crashes any more. I'm never super hungry. I enjoy food again.
The all important race day nutrition plan. Here it is.
- Water - At least one two bottles to any one bottle of anything else.
- Generation Ucan - I like it because it's a slow burning carb. It's tough to mix though.
- Race Day - This will be mixed in a bottle of Ucan and Bullet Proof MCT before the race, on the bike and on the run and at both feed zones.
- Salt Stick - 1 per hour
- MCT Oil - I plan to burn fat
- Amino Acids on the bike and on the run
- Tums just in case
My race plan. Swim - Bike the fist lap steady - Bike the second lap at or slightly faster than the first. Run a comfortable pace for 1.5 laps. Give everything I have left on the last 1/2 lap of the run.
Until then, I will slow down, ease up and let my body recharge for the effort at hand.