I’m basically done with Ironman training for Ironman Canada that’s coming up in August. The rest of the month is called “taper” where we get to work out like normal people and rest up our bodies from the last 9 months of wear and tear.
Last weekend was intense but I’ve gotten used to it over the years, a 2 hour run and 1 hour bike ride (indoors) on Friday, a 4 hour bike ride up in the hills on Saturday, and then a 8-9 hour workout on Sunday which was 2 hours on the bike and 50 minutes of running times 3 in the heat.
I basically need to watch my weight and nutrition, stretch, stay injury free, and maintain my muscle memory. The best part of taper and for the next couple months, I’m just a big ball of energy so *everything* else becomes so intense it’s pretty sweet. There’s a reason why people keep doing Ironmans. You can kinda guess why.