Even without being ambitious, you can go out on the race course and have a fun day.
And maybe even set a 35+ minute PR and come in 4th in your age group while you're at it.
Well...I guess that's something to be happy about.
Monday: Rest day.
Tuesday: DC pools were closed for Emancipation Day, so DCRP Masters wasn’t an option. However, I had to go to Rockville anyway, so I logged 3400 meters up at the Shriver Aquatic Center.
Wednesday: An hour of easy spinning on the trainer in the morning, then a 4.69 mile track workout, including 2.5 miles at “goal race pace” which was 8:01/mile. Because, obviously, a sub-1:45 half ironman run split is realistic for me. Or not.
Thursday: 2000 yards of easy swimming before hopping into the car with Rachel and driving down to Charleston for the race.
Friday: A pre-race brick of 30 minutes of biking and 20 minutes of running, then a lot of sitting around and resting in between obsessively packing and repacking transition bags.
Saturday: 1.2 miles of swimming in 30:30 (29:40 in the water plus some running to a timing mat), 56 miles of biking in 2:55:47, and 13.1 miles of running in 1:54:49. Total race time of 5:27:51.
Sunday: Many hours of driving, then about 6 miles of walking to loosen up the legs. A rest day otherwise.