As for training, this was a recovery/taper week according to my plan. I didn't do the swimming because my shoulders are getting sore again like they did last July. I may not swim until the day before the race. Biking this week is 3 hours and I should get that in and running is a little under 2 hours and I should get that in as well. Tapering feels a little weird, kind of like recovery weeks do. I'm a little more tired and achy, specially at the start of my runs, but I feel much stronger at the end of my runs than I do during bigger volume weeks. Hopefully that is normal.
I did finally get around to trying out my Saris Bones 3 bike rack my parents gave me last November to make sure it will fit for our trip next week. It didn't fit exactly as the directions said, but with a little modification, it should work just fine. I put my bike on it and drove around a bit.
I also went back to the doc and let her know about the race :-). She said no problem! We went over all my blood work, echo results and all that. She said I am a little low on salt, so I should increase my intake a little. I think I will take salt pills at NOLA. It is going to be humid and I sweat a lot.
Time to start printing maps and making lists. I may take some pictures to go with the lists as James suggested to me.