2022 week 38: taper time

Last week I began the taper for Ironman 70.3 Muncie. When I signed up for this race in 2019 I had no idea I wouldn’t be racing it until 2022. With the pandemic in 2020 and Ironman 70.3 Worlds in 2021, this race got pushed back later than originally planned, but I am fit, healthy, and ready to give it my absolute best on Saturday!

Quote of the week:

“taper [ta•per] (noun): a gradual decrease”

~Merriam Webster

Swim highlights: 6100 yards

I got myself back in a pool last Wednesday after having a week off. I was feeling very anxious with the lack of swimming I’d done during the previous week, walking into a new pool, and the uncertainty with what to expect, but I NEEDED to get back in the water. Ironman 70.3 Muncie was only 10 days out, so it was time to do some fine tuning.

  • Warm up:
    • 2×150 swim (15 sec rest)
    • 2×150 pull (15 sec rest)
    • 4×50 kick (30 sec rest)
  • Main Set (On the main set the goal is to swim faster as you get more rest):
    • 3 rounds of:
      • 3×200 (10 sec rest/15 sec rest/20 sec rest)
      • 1x 100 EZEZ (30 sec rest)
  • Cool Down:
    • 100 EZ
Grateful for a pool to swim in and looking forward to getting back to masters.

Bike highlights: 130 miles

All of my bike miles were done indoors again this week. I had lots of scheduling conflicts to work around, so riding indoors was the most efficient use of my time.

Tapping into that Kona vibe…

Run highlights: 12.2 miles

After Sunday’s race, I wasn’t sure how my legs would bounce back. Thankfully on Tuesday when I did a short + easy run off the bike, I was able to tell that they were performing better than I expected. On Wednesday I did my last longish run before Ironman 70.3 Muncie and things felt good.

Rounding the corner and approaching the red carpet! 10 days to Ironman 70.3 Muncie! #LFG ⚡️

Strength Training: 15 minutes of core strength daily

Weekly Totals: 13 hours & 2 minutes
2×30 minutes of full body strength training

Attitude of Gratitude:

I love cheering this one on at her xc meets! She is getting stronger everyday!
Cheering this one on in her vb games is a joy. Watching her get better and better at her overhand serving has been fun to see.
Thanks to my Normatec Recovery boots for getting my squeeze on!
All the snuggles! 🐶🥰
Homegrown beets! It must be getting close to race week!

What were your highlights from week 38 of 2022?!

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