That can sum up my week as a whole. I ended up with no training all weekend. I only got one day of each sport. My shoulder aches my knee hurts, and I am ready to just get this thing over so I can take some time off. School is keeping me super busy and super stressed.
I am glad to be beginning my taper. I need these two weeks for my body to recover to be ready to race hard. At this point, I have two foals, one of which may just not be doable at this point. Goal one: Finish. This is absolutely doable, and the most important. I have put the training in and feel confidant I will finish.
Goal 2: Go under 6 hours. Early in my training, this seemed doable. Right now, I just dont know. Based on this week's swim, I think I can still go between 30 and 35 minutes. My goal on the bike is 3:15. I think this should be doable. The real unknown is the run. When I ran off the bike on my big brick, my legs were tired and tight. If I can rest up, keep loose, and nail my nutrition, my run should go better. The other thing I have been contemplating is slowing down slightly on the bike so my legs feel fresher on the run.
Ultimately I just want to finish and have a good time. I also feel like I need some time to rest. Once I finish this, I am going to take some time off of swimming to let my shoulder recover. Depending how my knees feel, I may still do the silver comet half marathon, but as much as I want to do it, it all just depends how my legs feel.