I'm planning a long run. I'm thinking 3 hours. I found a great article on training for a first Ironman, "Ironman For Mere Mortals" http://www.triathletes-uk.org/info/iron.html that is right down my minimalist alley. Wish I'd found it in June! Anyway, I am vindicated now for all the rest days I take. I'm hoping for this long run tomorrow, rest day Sunday, final long bike on Monday, and then taper. TAPER??? Already??? Wait, I haven't trained enough....
My homemade gel is in the fridge waiting. Maybe I better take my accustomed PowerGel too, in case the homebrew makes me sick or something.
I also can't believe that we are in our last week here in Garrett County, MD. A week from tomorrow we pull out for Cambridge (with a stop for a few days halfway).... and my debut as an Ironwoman. I'm looking forward to biking on flats again, and a chance to sample swimming in the Choptank River, before race day.