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This seemed to be the theme last week. I was just tired. That's the only word that comes to mind. I had trouble getting out of bed in the morning, even more than normal. I had trouble getting out the door for my workouts when I got home from work. All I wanted to do was sleep. I wanted to sleep for three days. I still do. I missed a couple of workouts last week because I felt completely drained. I guess this combo of work and working out is finally catching up to me. I got up at 3:30 am for my 18 mile Friday run. Three thirty in the freaking morning. Now, I know that there are a lot of IM in training out there who do this on a daily basis, but I am not nor have I ever been a morning person. This was the second time in a month that I've gotten up to do a run of that length long before the sun was up. I had to do it. It was the only way I could fit it in my schedule.

My legs were ready to be done with my bike ride at mile 30 yesterday. Somehow I convinced them to go another 70.2. I even convinced them to run 4 miles afterward, and they felt OK. I used the same nutrition plan as last week, and it worked again. I love Carbo Pro.

My mind has been elsewhere the last couple of days. I'll write about it soon, but suffice it to say that I have something new to add to my list of "my favorite things."

I am now officially on taper. It's funny to look at my schedule and think, "Wow. I only have to work out 15 hours this week." I guess I've come a long way

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going home to take a nap before my 6 mile run tonight.



That's EXACTLY how I felt last week! Hang in there...just remember that getting that ride in when it WASN'T at all fun is MAJOR money in the bank for IM!

Hey, we get our bib #s Thursday!!!

Lance Notstrong

Holy crap!!! 3:30am for a run??? You are hardcore!!!


naps are so good! I was tired this weekend too but I didn't have the training under my belt to back it up. You earned that nap girl!


Rest and relax. The big day is coming.


It sounds like you've earned the days off - with interest. I read somewhere: "Better 10% undertrained than 1% overtrained." I think triathletes tend to the latter - keep listening to your body. We're almost there!!!