Saturday is race day so after a nice bike and run session yesterday it is mostly rest today and tomorrow. I had a good bike session yesterday testing out a borrowed mountain bike I am using for the race. This race includes a 16km cycle 9 of which are very rough and I have punctured 2 years running so this year for the sake of losing a few minutes I am going heavy duty! My run yesterday was a steady 10km in 38 minutes , not pushing full pace but feeling good after my week of beach training.
I hope to challenge seriously but all in all I just want a steady time (around 2hr15min or so) with it being my first real race of the year. It will be fun too. The course can be seen in this link http://www.gaelforceevents.com/connemara/en/event_detail/course_info.html
I will post some pre race pictures tomorrow at registration. Let the games begin!
Below is a link to my training sessions in the last week with emphasis on running. The real bike work begins from next week onward.