Only 2 days until my first 70.3, and I am legitimately freaking out. I don't think I was even this nervous or obsessive about my first marathon. By most accounts, a marathon is more difficult than a half iron, though given my trepidation about the swim, I am not so sure. But I guess I am as prepared as I can be and there isn't much I can do at this point, so I keep telling myself to relax. It's not really working though!
May was a good month training-wise, and this week has been relatively easy so I am not feeling exhausted or over-trained. I was definitely ready for this taper though!
I've studied the athlete guide and learned several important things about Ironman races, including "Public Nudity is not permitted" and my personal favorite from the run instructions: "No form of locomotion other than running, walking, or crawling is allowed."
I did a test ride of the course, so I am prepared for that (I guess), but am not looking forward to the steady uphill start.
I have also studied the weather. Again, something I wish I didn't know, especially since I really can't do anything about that!
So I guess I've covered my bases preparation-wise, and now it's just a matter of execution... hopefully all of this obsessive preparation pays off :)