My training hasn't been what I would have liked, but I think it will be sufficient enough to get me through.
We're currently in the middle of a nasty heat wave. This is the forecast for the next few days:
I was so hot when I got done with my workout Saturday afternoon that I attempted my second ice bath. The first was an absolute failure. I added the ice first (too much, I think) and my calves seized up immediately upon stepping into the tub. This time I ran the water as cold as it would go, got in, and then added the ice.
|Liam thought putting the ice cubes in was a lot of fun!|
Luckily, the weather is due to shape up by Sunday. The forecast for race day is 80ºF and sunny. Still warmer than ideal conditions, but it is July, and that's a lot better than 90+ with a heat index of 110º!
My new bike and I went to couples therapy today (a professional bike fitting session). When we left, we liked each other a little more than we did when we got there. I'm hoping we still like each other after tomorrow's ride. That will be the real test of whether or not this bike fit session was worth the time and money.
That was pretty much the extent of today's race prep. Oh, I did buy some lovely blue nail polish and hibiscus nail stickers to coordinate with my tri kit. VERY important race day detail.
|Ignore my battered runner's feet. Yes, I only have half a toenail on that second toe.|