I haven’t been blogging, and have only ran about 2 miles this month. I have swam… 3ish times. But I’ve been on the bike! And that is going really really well!
I did a test ride of the main loop for Vineman, and it went great… I parked at the school where it ends, rode to the start, did the loop, and then rode the run course. A bit over 80 miles for the day, and at 16.4 mph average. Very good for me. Looks like the biking improvement is for real, and wasn’t just a good day or a few good days in a row! I’m stoked about that!
I’m going to test out the knee again soon (and the foot). Part of me wants to get a pair of new running shoes first, knowing that all of mine are fairly old. And yes, part of me is worried that with 8 weeks, 2 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes, and 18 seconds until my race starts that my run, my strongest part, just won’t be there. But I’m hoping. I may get the foot/knee checked out soon, but again am not sure. I will be fine… I will be fine… I will be fine. I know I can do the run distance in lots of pain (my first marathon included a few miles of not being able to bend my leg with ITB issues), and I know I can do an IM. Hey I’ve always raced a significant portion of my races on pure guts… why stop now?