Sunday, April 10, 2011

Here we go

And so we come to it.  Race week!  The first tri of the year.

I'm feeling mostly good.  The leg is still a little achy, but it doesn't flare up during any of the swim/bike/run, so I think it will be fine.  Most likely an adductor strain, it makes itself heard at unusual times.  Getting up off the floor.  If I twist my leg certain ways. (I know, don't twist those ways!)  Mostly I'm feeling ready to get going.  This seems to be my race week M.O.  I just want it to be race day already!

I haven't really done much any open water swimming yet this year, so jumping into an international distance tri should be interesting.  I feel like I'm swimming better than I ever have tho.  And extra buoyancy from my full wet suit won't hurt either.   The estimated water temperature sounds a bit chilly, but I know that once I get moving I'll warm up quickly.

I've gotten a few more outdoor rides in with Trinity and altho the shifting is more temperamental than Ruby's, I feel like I'm getting it down.   She's at the Bicycle Garage now getting her race shoes put on.  The weather should be good this week, so I'll be able to get out for a few more short rides before this weekend.

And the run....well....I feel like I've made some nice progress already this year in running off the bike, so I'm looking for good things there too.  And with my new kicks, my feet feel super light. 

So, for now, it's just do a bit more work.  Rest a lot.  Eat good stuff.  Review the race plan.  Think good, strong thoughts all week long and get ready to GO!

1 comment:

Molly said...

Woohoo!!!! Race week :) I will be out there cheering!