The time has come. I have made my packing lists (yes plural) and checked it twice! Heading to Miami in two short days for my 1st half Ironman – Ironman 70.3 Miami!
If you’re interested in tracking my progress (hopefully progress that is!) there are a few mobile apps you can download for on-the-go tracking.
Tracking – BIB # 2390
- IronMobile is the most common but will cost you $.99. Am I worth less than $1? Sure hope so 😉
- There are some free trackers though if ya don’t feel like SPLURGING. Just type in “Ironman Tracker” and you can explore.
- Also found a live stream of the finish line so you can physically watch me cross! WOW – technology I tell you. Orrrrr you could book a last mine flight to tropical Miami to witness in-person? Just sayin 😉
Not much to report here as I am officially done training until the race. Got in many open water swims throughout the summer but I STILL have never swam laps in a pool. Am I nuts?? Don’t answer that. I really do want to join a Master class/swim team just need to make the time to look in to it and DO it.
For the race, wetsuits may be worn in water temperatures
up to and including 76.1 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temp this week has been floating from 79.3 to 80.4 sooo I’m thinkin wetsuits will not be legal. Bringing in case but here’s to hoping my new Roka Viper Skin and F1 Goggles help save me!
The swim takes place in the calm waters of
Biscayne Bay. Athletes will swim in a clockwise
direction around the almost-triangular shaped course.
I have absolutely LOVED the last few rides I have been out on. The fall colors are SO stinkin beautiful I catch myself wearing the biggest shit-grin!
One ride at 37 degrees was definitely questionable though. Started with my half finger gloves and that was not a good idea. Five minutes out I turned back to get smart and bundle up more. It’s crazy how much colder it is when you’re zooming at 16-20 MPH!
The single-loop, 56-mile route, begins at the
Transition Area located at Bayfront Park. The course is flat and fast, providing
scenic views of the Miami River on the way to the
famous Florida Everglades.
The body has gone through many ups and downs but I am overall thankful for my health. I was in a car accident last month, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I experience neck and shoulder pain as well as headaches so I finally saw a chiropractor. They have done a thorough job with getting my body ready to take on this upcoming task. I am very thankful for them and happy to have their service upon my return!
One thing we have been doing to help out with my long runs is taping up my low back and left hip (can’t show picture as it’s quite risque!).
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