Friday, June 12, 2009
2 Days and Counting...
It's Friday....2 days and counting until my 70.3 debut!
We're headed over to Lawrence in just a bit to set up for the expo and show off our goods. Its going to be long afternoon and an even longer day tomorrow.
Side note, I am down here with a pretty rockin' dealer of mine, BikeSource. In particular the kids of BikeSource of Overland Park. Great group of guys.
All I wanted to do was come down here, do a little open water practice swim, drive and check out the bike course, maybe do a little run (Rock Chalk Run anybody?). But instead, I am going to be on my feet pedaling my goods and rubbing elbows with the well trained athletes.
My race plan for Sunday? Wing it! The best I can do it rock my compression socks, hydrate like none other, sunscreen it up and try to stay off my feet as much as possible. Get some sleep, and hope for the best on race day. Before all this went down, I was really hoping for a sub 6:30 time. I don't think that I'll be waaaaay off of that, but its going to be a struggle. I think my swim will come in around 45mins, if all goes well my bike time will sometime just over 3hrs, with a nice 2:30 to run (the rest in transition time). But in reality, for tomorrow, I just want to finish in under 7 and learn all that I can about the training I need to do for IM this fall.
Did I mention that I am absolutely terrified about the race? Ahhh, yeah.....FREAK-IN-OUT!!
Highlights, pics, and a full race report to come....