2021 week 46: race week

Last week was Ironman Arizona race week! It started with traveling 1500 miles across the country to Arizona and exploring places we have never been before and it ended with me running down that red carpet and creating an experience I’ve never had before. I am so incredibly grateful to have these epic experiences!

Quote of the week:

“Race week anticipation is having belief in your race and trust in your training.”

~Vanessa Faye Foerster

Swim: 7224 yards

Swimming in an outdoor pool under the Arizona sun at Arizona State University was AMAZING!

  • Warm up:
    • 300
  • Main Set:
    • 6×25 moderate/hard (20 sec rest)
    • 100 easy
    • 6×25 moderate/hard (20 sec rest)
  • Cool Down:
    • 300 any stroke
Swimming with the sun on my back felt SO amazing!

Bike: 165 miles

Getting to bike easy with Olivia along the lake path was SO amazing! Oh…and the hugs, conversation, and tour was icing on the cake!

This AMAZING human has always been a light that shines bright! I’m so blessed and grateful that she made time in her busy day to be my personal tour guide in Tempe Friday morning!

Run: 33.4 miles

I love exploring new places by foot! Climbing up over Holbrook and looking out over the city at sunrise was magnificent!

This sunrise run in Holbrook, Arizona at ~5000 feet was STUNNING!

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily

Weekly Totals: 19 hours & 19 minutes

Attitude of Gratitude:

Visiting the OKC Memorial was so somber.
Each of these chairs represents a life lost in the OKC bombing.
Visiting the National Petrified Forest was so cool!
The Arizona sky was so AMAZING at the National Petrified Forest.
The Arizona sky was ON FIRE!
It has been a LONG time since I played Pac Man. I’m almost as good as I remember! 🤪🤣
Standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona!
Getting to swim at ~7000 feet in Flagstaff, Arizona was AMAZING!
We arrived in Tempe, Arizona
R E A D Y to create an experience I’ve never had on Sunday! #LFG ⚡️⚡️⚡️
SO glad I get to race with Leslie again! 2016 was the last time we saw each other in person, so it was great to catch up and hug her in person!
Coeur Sports meet up! Meeting new friends is always fun!
Mojo is racked and resting peacefully until we can spend LOTS of time together!
Getting my pre-race Normatec squeeze on!
I got one of the absolute BEST surprises the day before race day! My dear friend Erika Olson Myers flew down to surprise me and support me at #IronmanArizona tomorrow. I’m so blessed and grateful to have the best people in my life! Thank you to Tim Fencl for helping coordinate this wonderful surprise! 🥰

1 day to #IronmanArizona #LFG ⚡️⚡️⚡️

What were your highlights from week 46 of 2021?!

2 thoughts on “2021 week 46: race week

    1. I’m working on my race report. Hoping to have it published later this week! 😉

      Cliff Notes version:
      I had a massive PR and had an amazing day! 🥰

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