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.