I never really declared an A race this year, so I've trained through most of my events. I'm trying out a mini-taper for the half-marathon, mostly an attempt to save my legs for Sunday. Mini-taper basically means no long bike rides on Saturday and an extra rest day this week. Hope it works out for me!!
Monday was 45mile bike
Yesterday was OFF
Today was bike (to work and errands) - 15miles
Tomorrow upper body strength at gym
Friday swim 2000M; easy 2-3 mile run
Sunday half-marathon & watch IM MOO!!
I'm planning on bringing my ipod nano and fuel belt with 3 bottles accelerade, one water, and two gels. I can get the rest from the course aid stations. Not sure what I'm wearing, but probably the yellow hat that is in my profile pic. I love that hat for running.
The route is changed this year. Usually, this event comes up into Loma Larga in Corrales which is practically my back yard (okay, not my back yard, but where I do my long runs). This year it goes up 4th (to 313?) to Bernalillo due to construction on Alameda. Drat! I lose a bit of a psychological edge, but I think the new route will have less traffic and hence be safer, so that is a plus.
Packet pick-up started today. I intend to get mine tomorrow!!