It's 5 days until I get my rematch with Ironman Branson 70.3. I am in the middle of my taper (which I hate), but I am seriously calm about this. I know I can do it. I might not finish as fast as some, but I can do it. I do not fear the swim, it will be the easiest part for me. I am concerned about the bike, just because I know it will be tough, it will be a challenge, but I am capable of doing it.
My biggest concern is my nutrition and getting to the run. I have my plan for the run, but I know that if I go to hard on the bike, then I am done before I get to the run.
I am not going to tell you my goal time for this race, but I am approaching it as it being My Race, with just a lot of other people running it. I am not going to worry about my pace or speed other than whether or not I am in a comfortable pace. This race is about finishing, and finishing strong.
Bring it Branson!