So last night, I made the decision that I am tapering.
My coach and I have kept my volume pretty high, but there has been some flexibility depending on how I feel, and I have felt good, so I have not really cut it short at all.
Wednesday I rode 2 hours instead of three, and thursday, I skipped my run to clean my bike. And eat. And do nothing, And take a bath. And, get my head right.
So, I spent some time talking with my awesome teammate Jill (who has a fantastic race report of Louisville up right now). She asked me what I want out of the race in Cedar Point...and I had NO answer for her. Great job Kacie.
So, for my workout, I worked on that. And I emailed some thought to my coach that went something like this (The she is Jill!):
She asked me what I want out of Cedar Point. And I am still working that out. Even though it is not an A race, I don't want Cozumel to be on my mind until monday the 12th. I know I want to finish another Ironman. I want to enjoy knowing so many people out on the course. I want that feeling of the finish line. I want to experience a new place. I have decided that I don't want a time prediction. I just want to do the distance, and see how I feel. I am healthy and well trained. It might be a good day, and it might not. I will just do the race and enjoy being a 3 time Ironman when I am done. One of the upsides of having three Ironmans on my schedule is that I don't have to feel the pressure that so many people feel if there is only one. I have my eggs in three different baskets!
So, that is where my head is right now.
Which leaves me in a decent place. I can use the taper to obsess about weather!