It's race week! I can't believe it. Ok I can believe it. I am just excited and it seems like you say things like I can't believe it! when you're excited. :)
Today definitely helped me get in the Ironman mood. I got to 'watch' two of my athletes race at Mont Tremblant and they both did awesome. Team BSC has scored 2 for 2 with Ironman PR's so far during this Ironman Palooza... Brian went 10:06 (7' PR) and Mike went 10:21 (77' PR!). Mike pretty much had my dream race (Swim 55', Bike 5:32, Run 3:46). Brian nearly even split his 3:26 marathon and went from 9th in his age group to 5th in the last 10K simply because he held pace and didn't slow down (easier said than done for sure). A lot can happen in that last 10K if you're not slowing down and Brian proved that today!
This is how you feel when you work your ass off and it all comes together on race day. I am so proud of these guys.
SO... Nalani and I fly all day Wednesday to get to Penticton where it might be snowing.
Anyway, race day forecast calls for winds less than 5mph. Ha! That just cracks me up. I can't even imagine what a pleasant change it will be to ride my bike when it is sunny and in the 70's and not windy. I am going to have to have some serious chats with myself about pacing and holding back a bit on that bike b/c I'm guessing my tendency, in those conditions, will be to drill it. Because wouldn't that be a blast!?! No NO... I will channel my inner Brian and I will even split the marathon. I will channel my inner Brian and I will even split the marathon. I will channel my inner Brian and I will even split the marathon....
I'm partly packed. Nalani is bringing the pump and I'm bringing the Trigger Point rollers. She's bringing the coffee grinder and I'm bringing the french press and the coffee. We travel so well together. This should be a super fun week.