September 13, 2010

…and now what?

So the big miles are over. As of today, I am prepping down for Kona & Maui with earnest anticipation of greatness. I am super fit & super tired, people are staring at my funny tan and telling me I need to put on weight. WOO HOO! The miles are done and I now am fine tuning the engine. There are already questions to what this entails, so here we go, in no particular order:

1. Sleep
2. Sleep
3. Sleep
4. Race Pace Specific Workouts (RPSW for those who love acronyms) start now as well.
5. Making sure all the kit is in the bag and ready to go. New kit is still coming in thick and fast from all over. TOYS!
6. Testing new kit i.e. riding with race wheels, aero helmets and in race kit as well.
7. Chiro, Massage, Muscle Activation, potential other weird prodding and poking. The team around me works hard in the next few weeks.
8. Watch what I eat. Currently its 10:22am and I have been staring at my packed lunch since just after 9am. I am hungry, A L O T. This is based on the last week’s metabolism, but I want to squeeze every inch out of how lean I can get healthily before race day, so I am going all in, without going full retard.
9. Watch lots of Ironman DVD’s for motivation.
10. Read motivational endurance sports material.

It’s all a little obsessive, but hey, this is the World Championships.

3 Comments on “…and now what?

September 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm

You go booooooi! Rest up well boet, sharpen up and give it a hiding!

September 13, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Hey Raoulie, thinking of you – you have done it all – now go get ’em and give ’em stick!!!!! You are one awesome nephew!

September 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Wish I was there to be chief cook & bottle washer for you! Rest up so that you can go kick butt!


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