After 3 days fairly hard training it was time for an easier day (and moving apartments so fitted well).
A very easy swim out to the 1/4 way mark followed by 20-30 minutes floating about on my back enjoying being in the middle of the ocean all alone. Had it not been for the occasional wave over my face I swear I would have fallen asleep (I can sleep pretty much anywhere!)
Then off to do some Ironman shopping, check that I’m actually properly registered (Race#977) well you can never have too much Ironman gear! an early dinner of very only slightly grilled Ahi and of to start reading another book. This tapering’s hard work!
The next day was back to some short hard training, changing things round a bit I decided to run first today mid morning to try and get the worst of the heat, short 1k intervals in Zone 5 Heart Rate, managed 2 and then started overheating and had to stop to cool down! then managed another 2 with long cool down run. Despite sounding bad this was actually a great session, I have managed to heat acclimatize as I’m running the pace I’d expect at the Heart rates, I now know what HR I can run at before overheating.
This means I should push harder on the bike on race day as I won’t be able to run the pace I think I an without overheating. All good, hope it actually pours with rain on race day!
Back to the swimming pool for the afternoon session, great set of 15 x 100m (yds) fastest I’ve swam these in for a few years, all a great sign for race day, getting excited now and can’t wait !.