May 23, 2008

One week til Ironman Hawaii 70.3


My next big race is coming up next Saturday-- eeee! We're racing Ironman Hawaii 70.3, a big portion of which is held on the same course as the Ironman World Championships.

This is the point where I start to get really nervous during our training "taper". (Which means, instead of our normal intense training, we reduce training volume up til the day of the race.) Since we're doing a two week taper for this race, we're at the halfway point right now, having done low volume for the past week.

Yesterday I did a short "long" run: 1 hour at a fairly relaxed pace. Today I did a swim set that was relatively short (1.2 miles) but fast (32 minutes). I felt really strong after but hey! I didn't have to go bike and run afterwards. Tomorrow we're doing a brick (bike + run) again, but this time it's 50% of what we did last weekend.

It feels too easy, and that's what makes me nervous. My panicky brain at this point says "Shit! I haven't trained hard enough! Train harder!" But that's exactly what you're not supposed to do. By reducing the training a bit before the race, you give your body a chance to repair and recover.

Just gotta stay calm and believe that all the training I've done will pay off.

Posted by todd at 07:59 PM

May 11, 2008

Honomu Odaishisan again


Honomu Odaishisan again
Originally uploaded by thrustoleum
What's the difference between this and a hongwanji?
Posted by todd at 09:45 AM

Honomu Odaishisan


Honomu Odaishisan
Originally uploaded by thrustoleum

Posted by todd at 09:39 AM

Pinky peach church in Honomu


Pinky peach church in Honomu
Originally uploaded by thrustoleum
Enviado desde mi iPhone
Posted by todd at 09:30 AM

Honomu, near Akaka Falls


Honomu, near Akaka Falls
Originally uploaded by thrustoleum
Enviado desde mi iPhone
Posted by todd at 09:28 AM

County park near Ninole


County park near Ninole
Originally uploaded by thrustoleum
Enviado desde mi iPhone
Posted by todd at 09:25 AM