Monday, June 11, 2007

Taper....

Well, I bet you I'm not the only one with this post Title... TAPER, TAPER, TAPER... I can't get enough of that word!

You hear a lot of people talke about going crazy during the taper. So antsy.... so all over the place on not wanting to rest. Well, while I have never trained for and Ironman, I have done 2 half ironman and gone thru the taper. And, I will be the first to tell you that I did NOT feel like doing anything other that what was required.... that is, if I could get thru even the scheduled workouts.
This taper, which officially started today, seems NO different. After a weekend of bachelorette activities (weekend starting on WED), along with a couple of last long workouts - 2hour run and 5 hour bike ride, I was officially D.O.N.E. "put a fork in me" type done.... yesterday, which also carried over to today.
So, we'll start with the Saturday. We started our ride at about 5:15am. I had slept like a log that night and was certainly not really "awake" by the time we got on our bikes. About 5mins into the ride I turned the wrong way, right into S. He managed to break free from a fall, but I fell HARD. I guess I was awake NOW. No real bad damage, just some cuts and scrapes and a big Raspberry on my left Quad.
Remember how I said I needed to find a bubble to go into for 2 weeks. Do you believe me now?
THANKFULLY the rest of the ride went on as planned. I felt great! My HR was low and I just never really got tired! Don't get me wrong, I was certainly ready to get off of the saddle, but not like last week....
We covered almost 90miles in 5hours. My avg HR was only 141 (zone 2 139-159). Everything went VERY well!
So, it was a quick shower, then headed over to one of the girls house for some pool time and drinks.
Day time drunk.... I do remember those days. And I certainly live it up in Mexico.. but I did find it a little difficult to pull off after a 5hour ride, knowing I would be up all night. Some of the other girls had NO problem puling this off...

Here are a couple of the girls doing "butt lifts" to get their bodies ready for the outfit of "booty shorts" - they are probably going to kill me for posting this, but oh well.. it's MY blog, and they look good, so why not!?
The bachelorette (Sara, on right) was on her way to getting "saucy"....

Even the dogs were having fun.....

After we were all "cleaned up" we were back together for some GAMES....

A penis pinata stuffed with underwear and chocolate. What more could a girl ask for?
The "Outfit" and fun stuff....


In the limo..... DJ Sara -


Shelb and Angie..... (Angie was one of my first friends in AZ - I don't see enough of this crazy girl!)


Dinner and drinks.... Jen, Shelby & Tanya...


Erin & I at Dinner...


Dancing Queen.....

I'm pretty sure this was the last shot of the night...


Or, at least the last one that I witnessed before heading home...before the rest of the girls :-)
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SO - the party is over, and it was time for me to get backthe training.

Sunday, we went out to Bartlett Lake to do some open water swimming and test out the wetsuits. It's a good thing. I learned that the wetsuit I was going to borrow is not going to work.

It is too big in the upper body and was pulling air and water in and taking me under!!! Of course, I find this out 2 weeks before the race.

So, today, I tried out Momo's Desoto First Wave 2 piece wetsuit. I absolutely prefer sleeveless, but it will work. The legs were really really nice. So, I'm going to oder one (just what I need - spend more $$$), and hope that the water warms up.

Today the water was 60degrees. I will wear my sleeveless if it is 65degs. I hope it warms up. I LOVE my sleeveless.

So, I woke up pretty darned tired. Even after going to bed at 8:30. I skipped my 1:05 run. Shane didn't have it on his taper schedule, so why should I? hee hee S & Momo are rubbing off on me :-)
Some other good news. Today http://www.allthingstriathlon.com/ went live. Please, check it out! We also got our custom jerseys in the mail today. Here are a few pics! They are going to make us SO fast, I just know it.



2 comments:

momo said...

i need to pick my outfit right quick so i can take it to the seamstress and get my pink 'momo' put somewhere on there!!!

you girls are cute. and you make me feel really old...

Sherah said...

Uh, are you trying to say it's MY fault that the top is too big! Hee hee!!