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#TBT – 11 Stages of Ironman Taper

I wrote this post in 2014, it was one of my most popular ones that year. It’s still 100% accurate.

My 11 Stages of Ironman Taper

Excitement – OMG I WILL EAT ALL THE FOOD AND REST SO MUCH!!
1

Bloating – Ooof, two days off in a row, surely I have gained 12 lbs.
2

Second guessing – I didn’t do enough! I MUST RUN 12 MILES!! MOAR SWIMMING!! BIKE TOO!!
3

Bubble WrapNo more bike rides, I could crash!!
4

Wishing there was more time – If I just had three more weeks I’d be ready!! Maybe I can wake up at 3:00 AM to swim a couple of miles, power walk on my lunch break, and then ride for 2 hours after work, if there was only more time!!
5

HungriesWHY am I SO HUNGRY? I’ve hardly even worked out because I’m tapering!
6

RestlessnessCool, wide awake past normal bed time thinking about what I will put in my T1 bag.
7

TantrumsWHY IS LIFE SO UNFAIR?!! WAHHHH!!
8

DaydreamingWhat? Are you talking to me?
9

Getting Organized – I’m making lists, taking names, going to nail my fuel plan!
10

Race WeekI’m as ready as I can be, LET’S DO THIS!!
11

 

 

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