#IMLou Race Week

Race week has come and gone, but I wanted to update you on the final days leading up to #IMLou!! Don’t worry, I’ll have a race report soon…I’m still trying to process it!! Teaser…it was the absolute hardest thing I have ever done!! It made my last 5 Ironman finishes feel like a walk in the park!! 😉

Swim: 2650 yards

Diving into race week!!
Swimming with my #1 supporter by my side!!

Bike: 4 miles

I forgot to get a pic of this bike ride…let’s just say I put on my race gear, took a cold shower, and went out on the bike in 38*F air temperature to test if my race gear would be warm enough. Brrrr!!

Run: 7.4 miles

Running with my fave by Churchill Downs after spending hours in the car to get to Louisville!!

The second run (that I also forgot to take a picture of) was after my bike ride that I mentioned above. Cold + wet = Brrrr!!!

Strength Training: 10 minutes of core strength the first half of the week

Weekly Totals: 2 hours & 23 minutes

Quote of the Week:

“There’s always a calm before every storm.” ~Saif Ali

Attitude of Gratitude:

Grateful to have Nick with Vitality Massage help keep me race ready!!
Getting to meet up with a few of my Coeur Sports teammates was so much fun!! This team of uplifting, encouraging, supportive women is where it’s at!!
Swinging in the sunshine with my fave on Saturday…the calm before the storm (quite literally)!!
Grateful that my Dad came to cheer me on at Ironman Louisville!!
Kicking the feet up, reading a good book, and hoping Mother Nature isn’t going to be as evil as predicted!!
Pre-race braids thanks to my sis!! So grateful she was able to come to Louisville from Cali to cheer me on!!
I’m so grateful to the Coeur founders and my teammates for the shoutouts, cheers, and encouragement to keep going when things got tough!!
These two!! I’m so grateful for my fave and sis!! It was so great to spend some time with them before race day!!

How was your week? What were you grateful for last week?! How do you enjoy the calm before the storm?

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3 thoughts on “#IMLou Race Week

  1. Taking a cold shower in your race gear and going for a bike ride is hardcore!! I can’t wait to read about the race.

    1. Thank Amy!! It was a necessity to know how to dress for race day. It gave me just the right amount of information to help me stay mostly warm on race day. I’m working on the race report and hope to have it up soon!!

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