Monday, October 31, 2011

The Devil is in the Details

This morning's bike ride with this lady marks the last ride over 50 miles before race day!

My biggest concern now is getting to the start line healthy, happy, and with fresh legs. While it makes me slightly nervous to know there are no more super long rides or runs before race day to tweak nutrition or anything else- I know I put in the sweat, work, and miles over the past year to get me to the finish line.

In the upcoming weeks when I get the taper crazies and question if I trained enough I have to remember that I had tons of damn  awesome workouts that both mentally and physically prepared me for this race.

There's nothing left but to hit the small workouts, keep the long swims going, let my muscles recover from the beatings I have put them through, nurse my bumps and bruises, and get excited for race day. As Coach says- "the devil is in the details" meaning the hard work is done.

Typing that was both terrifying and awesome at the same time. 27 days, folks!

Also- if you want to leave me a little motivational note/ dirty joke/ something to make me smile on race day- send a short message to with my name as the subject. I will be printing out the notes (without reading them!) and stashing them in my bike box, special needs bags, gear bags, ect to read during the race. When I am feeling low at mile 78 of the bike ride I know it will boost my spirits to read a little love note!

 Check out my sexy hand-me-down race kit!

and yes, that is a Chipotle burrito in my back pocket. I was hungry!


  1. Congrats on reaching your taper! I'm looking forward to hearing all about your race. I'm still trying to decide when I should pull the trigger on my own IM, and Cozumel is on my list. Good luck!!

  2. It's so close!!! and I like the burito in your jersey :)

  3. Congrats on the taper!!! And I love the race kit - looks SPEEDY!!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by, Lauren. I hope you kill it out there in all your pink gear! We miss you in the Rosslyn office :)