32 days till Orangeman! To be honest, I'm still feeling a little nervous about my first Half Ironman distance triathlon. I've done the distances - 1.2mi swim, 56mi bike, and a 13.1 run. It's just a matter of putting them together. We've been training on a hill twice as steep and my running has felt more and more comfortable. I'm keeping a steady pace on the first half and negative splitting the last half for an time I'm okay with. I know on race day there's a million factors, but one of the positive race day only factors is the excitement and adrenaline that come with racing!
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Last Saturday we woke up feeling like we hadn't even slept. We opted for a slower start and hit the pool for 1:15 swim instead of the ocean. The swim went well and it was nice to get some quality time in practicing my stroke and breathing. Since the last not so nice ocean experience, I have really been emphasizing my breath to keep myself evenly paced and focused on swimming. We headed out around the Back Bay for our run and I ran 11 miles! It feels good to finally be adding on mileage and enjoying my time outside. No knee pain, no foot pain, just running.