Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Butterflies

Do the event butterflies ever go away? It seems that for running events I don't get nearly as many as for tris. In fact, I think they've started swarming (hm, do butterflies swarm?) earlier than ever.

My first tri of the year is this Sunday. It's the Uvas tri ~ 3/4 mile swim, 16 mile bike, 5 mile run. I think part of the nervousness is because the swim is longer than any tri I've done to date. In fact, I think it's *almost* twice as long as any tri I've done. Great...I've freaked myself out even more.

Also, it's supposed to be quite toasty and while the 'official' start is 7:30, my wave doesn't go off until 8:05 (yeah, I'm in the old lady last group). So there's plenty of time after the swim for the bike and especially the run to be nice and warm. Important point to remember: hydrate!

Well, I guess I gotta start the season somewhere and Uvas is as good a place as any.

Quick summary of recent workouts:
  • 70 min run on Saturday, nice easy pace (something new I'm trying out, I'll explain more later)
  • 3hr 15min, 43 mile ride on Saturday with some killer hills (for me) including the infamous Uvas "Hill"
  • Weights on Monday
  • 3000 yd swim on Tuesday and a baby brick (spin 35 min, run 15 min)
Okay, I have to stop thinking about the tri or I'm going to vomit. Think cool, fast thoughts for me on Sunday.

2 comments:

fishsprout said...

Vomit! It's good for the abs!

Have no fear... You're always fast... just remember our mantra! :)

Phil said...

you'll do fine! have a fun time!