We are now in the final stretch to Steelhead 70.3. Over the past couple of months we have had our ups and downs with training. Workouts skipped and not made up, workouts cut short due to fatigue or illness, workouts just plain adjusted for laziness were all experienced.
Swims were a challenge and are still my biggest concern for race day. In addition to being open water, I have read recently that the waves can be difficult to deal with. I am hoping for a calm morning. Water temperatures have remained in the low 70s for the past couple of weeks, at 7am this morning it was just below 70. Either way, well within the limit for wetsuits and that will make me slightly faster.
Cycling has been enjoyable. Learning to eat while still moving was fun. Maintaining a cadence over a long ride has proven slightly easier than I expected and I feel like I am very prepared for this part of the race. Hills around our area are very similar to the course with the exception of a single very large climb at the beginning of the cycle course.
Running has probably been my most neglected part of training, which was probably stupid since it will be at that point that I am already very tired from swim/bike that I would rather have done it.
One week away and we are both very excited for the race and the trip.