I've been updating in the comments of the last post, but I thought I'd put in a post to let everyone know I'm still on track with the final 2-week training I outlined. The only thing I'm missing is the practice race, where I do the whole swim/bike/run. At this point, I don't think I'll do that because I don't want to overwork myself within a week of the race. But today at the pool I swam 1/4 mile (1/2 the race distance) and then rode for 20 minutes on a stationary bike. That felt pretty good (although a stationary bike doesn't feel much like a real bike.) I'm scheduled for a rest tomorrow and then I've booked childcare at the gym to swim on Wednesday. (Perhaps I'll do another transition to bike and maybe even transition to a 5 minute run, as well.) Then a couple of bike rides Thursday and Friday, and I'm off to the race expo on Saturday!! I'm not really nervous (yet). It will be a fun weekend away from home with my friends.
If you are interested to check out the race: www.danskin.com/triathon and look up the info for the New England race.
More updates later!