well, the right arm was extremely sore all last night and all morning. that swim really pushed those muscles to the limit. but it was feeling better by evening so i strolled over and had a gentle 1.5k swim. i purposely did not do any running. i am going to be very limiting with runs over the next 12 days in prep for the marathon.
i find myself struggling to taper. i am not used to resting. long runs and swims have become part of my regular routine and i find myself uncomfortable with not being able to do them.
assuming all goes well on Sept 14, i may take up another ironman streak challenge.. 42.2k was a bit much but i'm thinking something like 20 consecutive half marathons would be a good prep for the next major challenge, my 20k Cape To Cabot run on Oct 17.
i'm also anxious to take my swimming up another level. that 10k swim was a wake up call as to just how much i have improved in that sport in just 11 short months.. i'm thinking an even longer swim may be in my future, if i can find enough consecutive pool hours!