I'm in the middle of the big long workout push for Ironman Louisville. I switched out my bicycle seat last week, and installed the thick cushy gel seat that I've used for all my previous Ironman races. I kept thinking that I could perhaps get used to a regular seat like on my commuter bike, if I only gave it enough time. Once the rides got up over 4 hours, I couldn't take it. It's like sitting on a rock for too many hours. The gel seat wroks for me, and was fine for today's 4-hour ride. 95 km. Today I followed the roads towards Port Burwell, but turned back after 50 km. The ride felt good. A bit of burn in my right foot around 80 km, so I might need to see what I can do for that issue. I've never had trouble with blisters before, so I don't exactly know what to do. I feel strong. Last weeks 20k went really well. With the bike-seat trouble a couple weeks back, I was still having the uneasy feeling that maybe I can't do this. I'm just starting to get over that, and looking forward to race day as a battle which I will overcome.
It's Tuesday, so I had the Running Room group run tonight with the Scotiabank half marathon group. I didn't eat enough after the bike ride, and was whupped after 10 minutes. Tomorrow is the Marilyn Manson concert, so it's a short day for workouts, and then a rest day.