I don't miss most of law school. It was stressful and time consuming ... and the ever lurking Bar got closer each year (that's Bar as in Maryland State Bar Exam, not bar as in fun place to drink).
However. The one thing I do miss is the organizing. I heart organizing. I heart binders and colored tabs and cross referencing. Yes, I am a nerd.
This actually translates pretty well to IM preparation. I only have 2 weeks left of training before tapering (freakout moment but let's put that aside for the moment, mmmkay?) so lately I've been focusing on the logistical aspects of the race.
I bought IronPlanner and have been reading it. I printed out the worksheets that the writer emailed to me... and yes, put them in a binder. Also in the binder? hotel confirmation, race confirmation, flight information, general "to do" list of stuff that pops into my head. Also need to photocopy licenses and passports and add those to The Binder.
Back to IronPlanner... pretty neat [yes, if you are a geek like me]. The worksheets: visualization, race slices [breaking the race up into small slices], best moments [from life, to draw on when things get hard], inspiration [Team Hoyt, Chrissie Wellington.. ideas for more?], mantra, race day theme, battle [drawing the fatigue monster and a plan to fight him], magic [magic strength to put into your body], spectator meeting places [where I think I'll be when], travel [contacts for hotel, flight, etc], time prediction, race plan, bags - swim, bike, run, SN bike, SN run, finish line.
I've heard from more than one person that this day will be as much a mental battle as a physical battle, and I want to be prepared.
80 mi ride on the Eastern Shore and 2.35 mi run brick. lots of headwind but that's good practice for Cozumel. Feeling very comfortable in aero.
ride> 80.80 miles in 5h 00m // 16.16 Mi/hr
run> 2.35 miles in 20m 08s // 08m 34s/Mi
swim: 5000.00 M in 1h 41m 01s
bike: 130.60 Mi in 8h 33m 59s
run: 15.94 Mi in 2h 23m 57s
total training time: 12h 38m 57s
34 days !