Friday, August 04, 2006

Taper madness

The craziness has set in. After sitting in the RV all week on my butt and eating lots of junky road food, I'm convinced that I've gained back 20 pounds, can't run more than 10 steps at a time, have forgotten how to swim.... pure insanity! I just hope I remember how to do all this when the triathlon begins tomorrow. It's just like riding a bike, isn't it? And swimming and running besides....

I hope we brought some tinfoil along with us so that I can make a hat to shut out those little voices for a few hours.

11 comments:

Bev said...

Good luck! You are going to do great! I felt the exact same way for my last race. I was traveling for a week before and of course couldn't fit in any workouts, so I was sure I was going to bomb the race. But I actually did better than usual, probably because I was well rested. If anything, the fear will assure that you will be well prepared for IMF! Go get em!

RS11215 said...

Good luck! The taper is mentally harder thsn the training, I think. I bet that you'll do great!

RS

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plods said...

Good luck! Bon courage Nancy!!!!

Mojo said...

Have a great race! I know you will do awesome.

If you don't have any tin foil, you can use a stainless steel strainer. :)

Iron Pol said...

Good luck. Check Buttercup over real well before the race. Remember a tire pump, and remember to close the valve screw.

Flatman said...

Please post the pictures of you with said strainer on your head.

(good luck at the race. is there online athlete tracking??)

Miss Rachel said...

Good luck Nancy! I know you will have a great race.

Julia said...

You will do GREAT! How exciting to have your family there with you too. Good luck Nancy!!

jessie_tri_mn said...

Good luck on your race!! You're going to do great given the fantastic training you've done this summer.

Silly taper madness voices, what do they know anyhow?

triathlonmom said...

as my kids say (and i can kinda' run to it) ...Go Mama Go, Go Mama Go....good luck, you'll do great! Have fun.

Fe-lady said...

Best of luck...you will be in your element(s) as soon as the gun sounds! Have fun and can't wait to hear about your race!