This week has been slightly different from my other ramblings on here. This has been my taper week seeing as my sprint triathlon is TOMORROW!!!
A bit nervous but there you go it will be something completely new for me. This week has been a case of rest and gentle exercise, no hard work this week as all the hard work has been done. So Last Sunday was a 1600m swim, rest Monday, only because of blisters on my feet, rest Tuesday a 30 minute swim on Wednesday before work, a gentle run on Thursday, and by gentle I was hoping to run about 7min per km, ended up running without any particular effort at 6.15per km which is excellent (for me). More importantly my blisters have almost healed up so no aggravation of that which was good news. And so to this morning a gentle 45 minute ride just to remind my legs that they have to go fast on the bike and that's it.
All the hard work has been done, I am amazed that I have managed the whole amount of training without hitting the IC (touch wood) and that now all I have to do is not drown in the pool tomorrow, manage to get round the bike course and then try to run a 5k in a reasonable amount of time tomorrow after getting off my bike. I have a time limit that I have imposed on myself, not that I am competing against anyone, just my inner demons, to try and give myself a respectable time so that I don't have to be embarrassed when people ask me what time I came in at.
So a restful evening for me, and early to bed as my start time is 0755 but I have to register a while before that. I will let those of you who read my posts know how it goes. Until later in the week have an injury/sick free time out there and enjoy your running.