Thank you body!
From my experience, it is just something you feel inside. It's this itch that you can not wait to race but still have waves of anxiety or nervousness coupled with excitement.
6 x 50's w/ fins (Odd: 25 right arm only, 25 left arm only. Even: build to fast), rest 10 sec
100 EZ (pull/paddles active recovery)
Warm-up 47 minutes (this is our typical warm-up time as we ride from our house and this is when we hit our country roads. This includes about 1100 feet of climbing - talk about an easy way to get warmed up!)
3:43, 66.43 miles, 17.8 mph average, 3753 elevation gain
32:39 minutes, 4.06 miles, 8:02 min/mile average
Splits: 7:53, 7:45, 7:52, 7:52 min/mile
Yellow pepper, arugula, mushrooms and leeks along with marinara sauce and cheese.
All at IM effort on rolling hills. Took about 40 minutes for my legs to get warmed up, which is typical after a hard workout the day before.
Mile 2: 7:53
Mile 2.5: 7:57 min/mile pace
7:28, 7:26, 7:56 (last mile uphill) w/ 30 sec walk in between
Second round: 3 x 1 miles: