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.