Yesterday was my final race before Ironman Wisconsin. It was the Vermont Sun Olympic Tri at Lake Dunmore. This was the first triathlon that I ever did in 2004. I had a great race as I was within 3 minutes of my best time ever. I finished in a 2:39 and ran a 55 in the 10k which made me very happy. I first thought that my bike was slow and again blamed it on the bike....but after looking at the splits my bike time ended up being 3 seconds faster then when I set my PB in 2007. I lost time on my swim (just a little and on my run). Not a big deal as I felt strong throughout the race and I can not be happier with how my running is progressing.
Luke did amazing and qualified for the Best of the US race that will be held in Mission Viejo at the end of September. So excited and I get to go along for some needed beach therapy.
The next two weeks will be some hardcore training and then a gradual taper for IM. Reality is starting to sink in. I feel strong and confident.