Wild Ironman Watch

I couldn't help but sneak a peek at my preliminary training schedule next week, since it had just been posted. 13.5 hours.

The following week?  9.5 hours (???).

Race week?  4 hours (?????????).

In what might be the biggest understatement of the year, I find the taper period appealing.  Less training.  More resting.  My kind of forecast!  I may even have TWO days off a week!  TWO!  Oh what will I do with my time?!

One thing I will do is savor it.  I earned this time off!  I made it!  I pushed through!  I logged the time, now to the tune of 575 hours.

That said, I wonder how I'll handle the energy surge.  I'm already feeling a little jittery today after what really was a light week of training despite the roughly 7.5 hours I logged.  I can't imagine how I'll feel in the final few days.  I may have to wear a T-shirt that says, "Caution! Wild Ironman Alert!"  I've already started warning my closest friends, family and co-workers that I'll be a bit of a crazy man the final few days, as Coach Gerardo warned.

Heck, maybe that's what I should have dressed up as for Halloween!?  WILD IRONMAN ON THE LOOSE!


23 days and counting.