|Seriously loving running in this new buff from Pelee Island, makes me feel bad ass|
I've trained for this event, and even did a smaller version of the race distance in Norland a few weeks back so I know I can do this! I ran a hotter the HADES half marathon almost 2 weeks ago so I know I can manage the heat (just have to slow down). But still it's a bit daunting when I put it all together. In my mind it's a wee 5km run (no sweat), a 44km bike (been there done that many times and further), and a 10 km run (no probs) but add all that up and I will be on course for a least 3 hrs! That's an hour more then a Hotter then Hades Half Marathon!
What I am a bit nervous about is the idea of being on the bike with loads of other bikers around. I'm really glad I did that 70km Cheo Ride before this. Worst case I go slower because I am nervous, and well so be it. I'm a little unsure how the transitions work but I will figure it out. I'm really trying to embrace the idea of this "race" being an experience. I have a fuelling plan and hope that helps with the empty tank feeling I have experienced of late. I'm as ready as I can be at this point and I'm going to go and give it my best. Truthfully, I think part of the reason I am so calm is that training for the half-iron distance doesn't get "real" till this race is over. Now that is something that makes my tummy flutter, so much so that I have recently questioned my sanity.
run, bike, run
let's do this!