TRI RACE WEEK, MARATHON WK 6: Blabber blabber blabber

I wish it was REALLY busy so I could stay distracted. But it's not. I'm waiting on people to give me answers and making phone calls. So what does my mind do? It wanders. And what does it wander to?

Race day.


The more I think about it, the more excited I get. I've had a couple of failures. I tried to do too much while I was sick and DNF'd my first sprint. My second sprint, the "practice race," started out great, but bombed because I bonked on the bike and tried some new stuff on the run. I'm convinced it stunk so bad because my Oly is DESTINED to be better.

At least, that's what I keep telling myself.

Stuff to do this week . . . bike's got about 400mi on it now, so I'll take it in for a quick tune-up, especially since the chain's been coming off when shifting into the big chain ring. Last workout is Wednesday, and Thursday I'm going to start packing, checking and re-checking my list. Especially my nutrition and creature comforts. Success is a lot more likely if I do and have the same things I do and have at home before a normal workout.

My official goals for the race (inflated a little to allow for transition times) are:
  • Finish. That's a no-brainer, right? Everyone wants to finish!
  • 1500m Swim: <40>
  • Bike: <2>
  • Run: <1:17.


Hell, even the bottom 90% in this race RARELY finish that slow, so I have to be able to do it.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

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