Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Race Week!

Thanks for the nice notes! We are really excited about the house, but now I'm wondering if I should have waited to announce until all of the inspection crap was over and done with. But I think that everything will work out. Stay positive!

I had a good run yesterday with Jen - we met at the track and although I was scheduled to do easy fartleks we just ended up running 4 miles on the track together pretty consistently. Round and round and round. I took some cute pictures, including some really good ones of Jen, but I'm having issues with uploading right now. Soon!

Today I did a 1,000 yd swim in the pool. I have NO idea how fast I swim. I hate that. So since today's was kinda easy to measure I did. I finished the 1,000 in 18:00 and finished the 800 in 14:30. I noted the 800 time because that is what our race is on Saturday. I didn't even stop, just caught a glimpse of the clock while breathing. I have no idea how that pace will play out in the race - I may freak out...there may be many many factors that go into it. I guess that is what the triathlon is all about and something I'll just have to get used to. It is fine.

I'm easy. Easy like Sunday morning.


Three more days to the race and left to do: fix bike tire/wheel (what is that actually called), test said device out, decide on the uniform, figure out what to do with my hair during the race, mentally prepare, carbo load, determine goals, chill out, set up my bike in the transition area, deep breath, dive in...


jen said...

Yay! You're going to do great. Can't wait to iron out the details over wine, I mean dinner, tonight. :)

J said...

Thanks for the note about the garmin. I will definitely let you know. I have to do some research first!

I am sure you will do fine in the swim this saturday! Good luck!

ShirleyPerly said...

Hey there! Great to hear you're doing your first tri in a while this weekend. I'm sure you'll do fine on the swim. Heck, you already swim faster than me! And I see you're Jen's speedy friend Emily so you'll probably be blasting past a lot of folks late in the race. Always fun to finish with your strongest event, I think.

Good luck and thanks for your comment on my old post (never too late!). Hope you don't mind I've added your blog to my reader list :-)

Alisa said...

You're going to rock it! It's so funny, you and I are both hounding Jen with questions =). We had a lenghty discussion about bike/tri shorts yesterday.

Can't wait to read your Tri report. You think you'll do another one this summer?

Alisa said...

P.S. In 2005, I did a relay sprint tri...I was super undertrained (read had not swam since graduating college in '04, I finished the 1/2 mi in 17:08 and I wasn't even close to last. A couple of months ago I did another time trial in the pool and finished in 13:15. I'd say you're doing well!!!

the gazelle said...

I am so excited for your tri-! I feel that all of your experience is going to greatly help me for my tri- in *gulp* 7 weeks.

my fingers are crossed for the inspection!