OMG, IT’S HERE!
It is race week for me. Just a few light workouts and then I’ll toodle down to Panama City, Florida for the Gulf Coast Triathlon 70.3 on Saturday, May 12.
Obviously, this is my first, as you can tell by the trembly penmanship on this blog entry. To be sure, anxiety and nervousness comes with any race. But with any “first” there’s a great deal of unknown. I don’t know what this race will “feel” like, what mental games I’ll have to play, how I’ll play them, or what I need to prepare for as the race unfolds. I’ve raced enough marathons that I can predict my mood swings, nutritional needs, and how my body will feel at a certain mile marker. But with a long course Tri, I have no clue.
Of course, this ignorance can help a doofus like me. I won’t stress about some of the things that might hamper my race performance perhaps. I can’t fret over what I don’t expect. Get it?
Goals, you ask? Yes, I have them. And I’m not being flippant here. But here goes:
1. Have fun and smile
2. Race smart
3. Finish strong and happy
There ya go. Oh. Time goals for each element? Swim: no clue. Bike: No clue. Run: sub 2:00.
Good news is I reached my race weight goal for the race just this Sunday. Now that Im in taper I can try not to look like Fat Albert by race time. Hey, Hey, Hey!!!