I'm excited for Saturday. I've had mixed feelings about doing a triathlon, I never really thought I would do one. I can't believe it's been 8 months since that New Years Day when I decided to go for it. I'm definitely nervous, but excited too. I feel like I'm ready for it. The one area that I thought I would be the weakest in, the swim, is actually pretty good. I know what it means to find my rhythm while swimming, the other day I was cruising along so nice and easy, that I rammed right into the end of the lap lane. Sounds about right for me : )
The bike has been a worry, since I've been training on my mountain bike. I had road tires put on it, but the thing is so heavy that it is a major energy suck for me. The other day my friend K offered up her husband's road bike for the race. I was completely surprised. I took it for a ride today, and holy cow, what a difference. S is the same height as me, I adjusted the seat a bit, but it feels good. I had him take the cages off the pedals, I'm not ready to try something new like that for a race. I'm going to ride it again tomorrow, but I'm 98% sure I'm going to use it for the race.
The run........well, I'm not worried about the run.
I shouldn't have a time goal for my first sprint triathlon, but I would be happy to complete the race in two hours. I have no idea what to expect, so I'm going to focus on having fun, and enjoying the experience. But I do have a goal for each leg of the race:
For the swim, I hope to avoid the zebra mussels. Still debating on whether or not I should put duct tape on my feet. Probably not, but once I get in the water, I'm going to swim as soon as I can, and for as long as I can.
For the bike, I don't want to do anything that would make me, or someone else, wipe out.
For the run, I want to remember to take off my helmet.
Wish me luck!!!
Tomorrow is Mike's birthday, so we have a busy day planned, so today I picked the second winner off my fundraising giveaway for The Children's Tumor Foundation. THANK YOU for the new donations I received this week! You can still donate to enter, until all the prizes are gone. Using random.org, the winner is Darlene, from My First 5k, Congrats!
Please let me know which two prizes you would like, the sunglasses and compression shirt were picked last week.
Have a great weekend, happy training, and happy racing!!