Sunday, November 1, 2009

100th post....taper too

Yes my 100th post. 1 week prior to my race. A few weeks ago I was questioning whether or not I love this longer distance type stuff and this weekend I am bored. In previous posts by my blogmates I chuckled at the thought of people blasting taper. I get it. I am a bit bored. I didnt even feel like I got anything done. Karl would say rest, take it easy, recover, the work is done, get ready for the desert. I can say that I am very nervous. Its not every day the thing you have been training for and secretly never thought you could do is upon you. My last open water swim and all I could think about was I cant wait for there to be 1000 other swimmers in this water with me. Sorry getting ahead of myself. Here is how the week went.

Tuesday-2 mile run in the wind and cold. Remember that weather talk last week? I jinxed it. The next week weather has been predicted and later I will fill you in on it. Softball too.
Wednesday-Had 25-30 mile bike planned but the weather had other plans. So I tossed in a spinerval workout of 30 min or so on the trainer. The last time I did this workout it was very difficult, this day I could have done it again.....EASY.
Thursday-3 mile run. Weather eased up some. Nice run.
Saturday-15 mile bike/4 mile run brick. Went well. I resisted the urge to go faster, longer, and find a hill. Nice and easy. BOOOORING.
Sunday (today)- Long open swim. I woke up early and headed to the lake. 32 min swim. I am banking on the temperature being low next week so I thought I would get a cold swim in. Not that cold and water totally calm. Almost the best I have ever seen it. A joy to swim. I am anxious to see what the next weeks weather is going to be like. Lets check it.

Passing clouds. Pleasantly warm. 77°F....If that stands it will do. Who am I kidding...that would ROCK. I swam in feb out at the lake and I justified it by saying it would be good experience for silverman. I may not need it. Im ready already, lets do this. I am not sure what my posting schedule will be like but I will have one more session of each discipline and then show up race day ready to rock, rested, and well nourished. Expo friday/saturday turn some bags in and race sunday. Here is this posts quote I found it while shopping of all places.

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

anyone know where I got it?


Shannon said...

Enjoy the taper my friend....

I enjoyed the quote~I won't say where you got it from because I cheated!

Missy said...

I'm loving my taper! Try to embrace is weird having time on your hands, though. I have all kinds of things I should have done but didn't! Football was on for crying out loud.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Enjoy the taper and rock the reward!!

Morgan said...

I always love your quotes at the end of posts! Happy 100th!!! Taper can be a mind screw so approach with caution!

Karl Stutelberg said...

"Impossible is nothing, Boston is everything"--adidas

Chuck said...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you on Sunday. Good luck!

Jon Gilchrist said...

"GO" time is almost upon you. Enjoy the taper and rest assured that you've DONE the work....rock out!

Jessi McCall said...

WOW..your race IS here! I wasn't sure that was what you were referring to on FB. Best of luck to you!! I'm sure you will reach your goal...DO WORK SON!! :) I LOVE that quote at the end too..I may steal it if ya don't mind. Again, I hope you kick some a-- and take some names out there!
"Take Luck."- B.R.

Mel-2nd Chances said...

looking forward to hearing how your race goes! Enjoy the 'restful' week :) Good luck!

Karl Stutelberg said...

Enjoy the race, weather (looks great), closed roads to run and ride on, competition, and physical exertion. Take it one mile at at time, and HAVE FUN! We are proud of you.
The Stutelbergs!