Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Race Week

It's race week. Yep, my first triathlon I've ever actually trained for is this weekend. Now, I've done quite a few triathlons, including those two half Ironmans I'd rather not talk about, but I've always done those on basically running training with a few bikes here or there. This time around, I'm ready. Or at least I think I'm ready. Yesterday while doing some bike intervals, I was cruising around 21 mph and I thought to myself, last year 21 mph would have scared me. Now I want to go faster. Yeah, that ready.

Here's my thoughts about this weekend:

Swim - Be calm and consistent. I have always freaked out in open water even though I am quite a good swimmer. I have to remember to tell myself that I am a good swimmer and that there is nothing to be worried about. I want to swim aggressively and be proud of my swim when I come out of the water.

Bike - In the past it's been "don't worry about those people passing you!" But this year I think it's going to be a little different. I want to be able to stay competitive because....

Run - I'm gonna get you sucka on the run! I want to run off the bike like I know how to run on the open road. I want people to turn their heads and say, "woah, that chick can run." Yeah, that's how I roll.

Sure, I have some time goals and they're pretty aggressive, but I don't really have any reason to doubt that I couldn't achieve them. I'm pretty excited to finally see how all this hard work is going to pay off. I want to walk away from this race and think that I did well, something I haven't felt in any other triathlon.

See you in Knoxville.

7 comments:

SSB said...

Good luck. Get 'em.

Kelly said...

Have fun!! I so want to be in Knoxville, but I will be there in spirit!! Good luck!

Michelle said...

good luck! Can't wait to hear how it went!

Molly said...

You're ready to rock it!!!

jeff said...

smooth and strong, mer. smooth and strong.

Colleen said...

Good luck!

Melissa C said...

Good luck! I know you will do great