Well, it's Ironman time again. Checked in this morning and have the nifty arm band to prove it. This year I have no clue how I will do - training has been lackluster, as I peaked at 15 hours/week due to my Achilles thing. On the other hand, I do think I over trained last year, and I'm much, much better on the bike than last year. So who knows?
Water looks like it will be wetsuit legal. I'm wearing one if it's wetsuit optional, even, since I suck at swimming.
I am majorly pissed at my kids dance teacher, who promised not to schedule the major recital on the Ironman race day and then did anyway even though I gave her the date seven months ago. So now my family has to make hard choices and may not even be there at all. Seriously, f*&# her.
My main goal is to not repeat the 8:30 marathon I had last year and do better than my 15 hour plus finish. I have an outside chance at going sub 12. My half earlier this year was 5:17, which ain't bad. 1:25 on the swim, 5:45 on the bike (slower than last year) and 4:30 on the run, with 7 minute transitions, ought to do it. That's if I have a great day, though. Something around 13 would make me happy too.
Bib number available upon request for people who want to track.