Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Time for taper... relaxation and fun!

A few fun pics!

Well, I got through my hard weeks of Ironman training and now I am enjoying the taper. Just waiting for the body to come around. I am still feeling a little tired but everyday I do feel stronger. I am very excited to race! I feel like I really know this course well and I will be ready to race the best I can. Coach Paulo always seems to get me to the race feeling confident and prepared! He knows me well and despite all my complaints when he was giving me hard workouts that I didn't think I could handle while so fatigued, I always got through them. The womens race will be very competitive with 20 professional girls that are all very talented. It shall make for great spectating and as always I look forward to seeing how the day pans out!
I arrived in Lake Placid last night after spending 5 days with the family in Lake George. It's been a fun week and a good way to relax and take my focus off of the race for a bit. Lake George is a beautiful place to train with rolling hills and good climbs. The lake is calm in the morning and really nice to swim in. I would love to do a race here one day.
Now I am here in Lake Placid getting prepared to race.
I got 2 loops of Mirror Lake in last night. When I arrived there was a mini triathlon going on. For some people this was there Ironman...it got me pumped for Sunday! There is great energy here and I could feel it while I drove in...


Dee said...

Good Luck this weekend!!!! I'll be cheering you on up there! :-)

Tanner said...

Guess who this is, It's Tanner!
I love you mom! I can't wait to see you do the Ironman!

Tanner 9

Jill Costantino said...

Have a great race this weekend!