Today begins my two week taper to Chesapeakeman. I ran the Philly Distance Run yesterday and was able to finish in 1:25 with my heart rate in the 140's for the majority of the race. I was able to do this 2 days after a 4.5 hour bike/45 minute run workout. That helped boost my confidence in my fitness level but I have found that I have been extremely tense the last week and it has continued into today. I understand that that should be a normal emotion leading up to an IM but this amount of nervous energy is ridiculous.
Any advice for a 1st timer would be greatly appreciated. I know to take it very easy the next two weeks, and not give in to going longer or faster than the program calls for. I am also planning on packing early in the week and checking my things multiple times. I will be getting new tires and chain this week and having my bike double checked at the LBS.