Here we go! November is when I found my groove. Starting to put together the pieces that I feel like are important for race day which meant more “race focused” training. Fortunately, as I did that, everything started to click. I’m starting my taper this week and though it will probably drive me crazy, I need to remember how strong I felt going in.
Here’s how it looked by the numbers:
|15,369 yards (-2,731 yards MoM)||349.7 miles (+124.3 miles MoM)||58.7 miles (-23.3 miles MoM)(||31 hours 9 minutes (-39 min MoM)|
This is it! Here are some things I learned over the past four weeks, which I’ve now adjusted for:
- No Z Bars on the ride. I tried, but when I tested them on the road, I couldn’t open the packaging, so I guess it’s back to gels. (see nutrition plan)
- New ISM seat made a huge difference in comfort and position. I held out for way too long installing this.
- I feel great in the water and in the wetsuit. Hopefully I can get it off quickly in T1, that’ll be the key!
- Thermal cap. I’ve heard from multiple people that the water will likely be in the low 50s, so I ordered a thermal cap to keep my head warm.
Anything else I should be thinking about? Taper tips?