I am back to training for Ironman Florida. Now that I am able to run 10 miles with out stopping I have a new plan:

Here is my Race Plan for 12 steps to ultimate SUCCESS:

  1. It’s all about the taper. I’m going to taper for 3 months before the event to make sure my muscles are REALLY RESTED for the effort.
  2. Don’t worry, to build confidence, the day before the race I will bike the entire 112 mile course and run half the marathon slightly below race pace, just to make sure I can do it.
  3. Nutrition: I’m going to eat 5 gallons of pasta with meat sauce at 10pm the night before the race to carbo load. I will also have a bottle of wine.
  4. Although I will be bar hopping the night before to celebrate the upcoming race, I know that the more sleep possible, the better- so I will be waking up 8 minutes before the race and skip breakfast to save time
  5. In order to keep things interesting on the course, I am going to try all new gels, powders, vitamins and energy drinks. I deserve variety on my race day.
  6. I want to get a head start, so I’m going to definitely go out as fast as possible in all three events and if anyone tries to pass me- I won’t let it happen.
  7. I’m going to skip the aid stations, since stopping at those will just slow me down
  8. I think C02, a spare tube, bike tools etc would weigh my bike down. To shave grams off my load and speed things along, I won’t be carrying those heavy supplies. It will save me 3 minutes off my time.
  9. When it gets dark on the run, I will get some beer from my special needs bag. Beer always gave me energy back in college and helped me stay awake all night.
  10. I’m going to buy all new things at the expo the night before- new wheels, new pedals and shoes, a new wetsuit, and definitely a new breathable 100% cotton outfit for the race
  11. I will buy a power meter the day before the race. I’m sure I can figure out how to use it while I’m out on the long course.
  12. I plan on getting a nice tan to show off when I get back to Richmond , so I’m going to forego any sun block whatsoever.