Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Winding down...

The last few weeks have been pretty busy with training. This week is my last full week, with my taper starting afterwards. Taper...wow. It can't be far off now.

My Ironman training has really coincided with the building of our new house, which has made for an incredibly hectic year. It's really nice to see the house finally come together - sod and seed giving us an actual yard, curtains and window treatments in place, cabinets and moldings installed. The same is true for my training - I feel like lately it's all falling into place. The OWS training has really strengthened my swim times. Progressively longer rides and interval training have made me stronger on the bike. Focusing on nutrition and pacing myself on the bike have helped my run times.

Two incredibly challenging endurance events concurrently, and everything's all coming together.

I'm starting to think I might be able to actually finish both.

4 comments:

Rural Girl said...

What do you mean you're "starting to think" you may actually finish?! There is no question, man! You've done the work and put in the time. Now, it's time for the show to be performed! Here's to the taper!!

Chad said...

Dude, you've got it no doubt. I've built two houses, and I know if you can survive your significant other during that process, Ironman will be a piece of cake...Look for some BR folks. ABout 6-8 doing the race and another dozen volunteering.

Steve Stenzel said...

YEY for taper!! You're a machine!

Anonymous said...

Charlie...Good luck this weekend!

Steve and Amy