So this week I'm doing next to nothing. I got back from Portland on Tuesday and am wiped out from all the walking and not great sleep. Priority this week is resting and getting my energy level back. I'll basically end up doing each sport one time. The race is Saturday. Today I biked:
Wednesday am: bike
25.7 miles/1:43:23/14.9 MPH
Easy bike with Zach. I went over my race strategy with him. We also practiced for the bike aid station, which is where they hand you a full water bottle while you ride by. Sounds scary, turns out, not so bad.
Speaking of my race strategy, here it is:
Swim: Have fun, stay calm, don't overdo it.
Bike: Cruise along, again don't overdo it, eat Luna Moons and Clif Bar and drink Clif Shot Juice mix often. Enjoy the scenery, think positive.
Run: Stay upright. Try to remember I am a runner first and foremost and I can handle this. Eat and drink and think positive.
Specific time goals:
Swim: "A" goal: 42 minutes or better, "B" goal 45 minutes or better
Bike: "A" goal: 3 hours 30 minutes (16 MPH), "B" goal: 3 hours 45 minutes(15 MPH)
Run: "A" goal: under 2 hours (9:10 pace), "B" goal: 2:10 or better (under 10:00 pace)
Transition goals: I don't know, 3-5 minutes each?
Finish time goals, um ... 42 plus ... mumble mumble.. carry the 9... there's got to be an online tool for this, aha yes here we are:
"A" goal: 6 hours 20 minutes (ha!) let's call it 6:30. I'd be very happy with under 7 hours.
Across the board "C" goals: finish. I'm going to be so happy and proud no matter what time of day or night I roll across the finish line. This is huge! I can't wait to post my report and the millions of photos that Zach will take.
Thanks for all the support along my triathlon training journey. Thanks also for the support on the Portland thing. :) You are all the best. Sorry again that I haven't been keeping up with reading everyone's blogs, I know I will have time at some point and I will overcompensate with excess enthusiasm. :) Keep up the good work guys. I should have a race report up on Sunday.