Saturday, March 27, 2010

Three weeks

Another week of training is in the books.  And things continue to go pretty well.  I've added another 5k to my schedule, just for fun.  I'm liking these shorter races!  And at the same time, I'm looking forward to my half iron at the end of the year.  Just to see what I can do over a bit longer distance.  But let's not get ahead of ourselves eh?

Amazingly enough, I'm down to 3 weeks until my first tri of the year. A sprint, of course.  I just made the connection the other day that the swim is: 1) in the bay, so will be 2) cold and 3) my first open water swim of the year.  Not just in an event, but at all.  Which makes me a bit anxious.  But it's short, only .25 of a mile.  So it won't last too long.  This race will be a bit different too, as it starts at 4 pm.  Yep, no getting up at the crack of dawn.  But I'm used to and have practiced eating breakfast before races, and know how that sits with my stomach.  I'm not exactly sure what to eat pre-race for 'lunch'.  Maybe make it a second breakfast instead.  I'll have to ponder this a bit more.   Another first.....this will my first race where I'm branded with my new age group.  Yep, I'll be racing in the 40-44 group.  *sob*   Ah, what the heck....age is only a number.....written in large script on my calf for all the world to see.

And that's about all the excitement from my neck of the woods.

Except that I've discovered a new treat....
Man this is good stuff.  Danger!  DANGER!


Molly said...

HAHA!!!!!!!!!!! You added the same 5K to your schedule that I added to mine :) Guess I'll be seeing you again in July LOL

Yes, the water at Showdown was really cold last year, but it's a very easy swim course. I warmed up for 5-10 minutes swimming beforehand and it made such a difference compared to the other women in my wave who completely panicked when we hit the water at the start. Based on my schedule, I will probably hit Quarry Lakes the Wednesday before the race if you want to get a practice OW swim done in advance.

ShirleyPerly said...

Yep, I agree with Molly that a warm-up will probably help you adjust to the cold rather than just going for it at the start. Even 68 at my last race was a bit of a shock at first but once I knew what to expect it wasn't bad at all.

And lucky that you get to race late afternoon. I wish races in my area did the same!