Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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.


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!