Tuesday, June 09, 2009

TRI-RACE WEEK #1

This weekend is my first outdoor Tri of the season. It falls right at the end of my first 10 weeks of training. I looked at my times from last year and I think they will be hard for me to beat. Reasons are that I am heavier especially around the waist and I haven't ran anything fast. I have no goals except to have a good training day. (Sounds like a cop out if I do bad doesn't it?) I just know where I am at.

Last night Tri-Sharkie, Snips, and I went down to Centennial Beach where the swim is for the Tri. The race sent out an email suggesting to wear a wetsuit due to the water temp. Amazingly, I fit into it. The water felt icy. We swam back and forth in the open water deep end. Damn, it was so much harder than I remembered.

I suddenly have this great desire not to race and just have a regular training weekend.

Waddling to get ready for the weekend..............

8 comments:

Joe said...

Yeah...and getting out there and doing the race anyway is central to exorcising those doubts.

Enjoy your Friday and race well!!!

Rachel said...

Ah, the jitters. Good luck at the race. I hope you get some nice weather. :)

IM Able said...

Not a cop out at all! Heck, aren't races just the best supported training days we have?

Have fun out there and do the work -- you just might surprise yourself!

Jennifer said...

Good luck and have fun at the race.

Irene said...

You'll be fine! Hang in there.

RBR said...

Woo hoo!! have a great race! We will be waiting anxiously for the report!

Vickie said...

You may just surprise yourself! Good luck!

Mommymeepa said...

HEY!!!I was out there with you today!! How did it go? I didn't have a wetsuit. That water was cold and putting my face in was crazy, but I did it. The weather ended up being beautiful. My tri suit, the way it fastens makes my back exposed in a big circle. I got sunburnt so bad. I have been having heel and hip problems and had them today, so was just happy with finishing and wow, we did a triathlon while most of our friends just stayed in bed. Look forward to the race report.

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