Sure I had received some help from my tri buddies (Shout out Little J and Navy Steve for completing the Lake Placid Ironman on Sunday!), but I was really just like a baby bird trying to fly out of the nest.
I’m hoping that since I took this summer as a full blown tri extravaganza I’ll have improved in all of the disciplines, including my ever slow transitions. I’ve been going through them in my mind and hoping to have even less trouble on the bike than my last tri which pretty much went off without a hitch. Save for the guy yelling at me to clip in faster. Heh.
I looked up my race times from last year and have compared them side by side with my goals. Let’s have a look-see.
The swim: 1/4 mile, 10:12
My goal: Get that sucker down! That seems slow, but there is a little run to get to transition and then the whole shoes and socks thing. I’ll shoot for cutting this by a minute too.
The bike: 10 miles, 36:18
My goal: 35:00. That will get me to about 17 MPH. I think I may be able to go faster but I don’t want to get too crazy here. It’s still me. On the bike.
My goal: I’m actually OK with this. Perhaps get it to 2?
The Run: 3.1 miles, 28:56
My goal: 25:00. That would get me to an 8 minute average. It’s aggressive, but why not?
Total time: 1:22:31
My goal: 1:15 (I also think this is aggressive, but we’ll see what happens.)
I’m feeling good that I’ll PR from last year. With the addition of Dolly and a wee bit more confidence in what I am doing it seems possible. I’m very happy to use this race to see just how far I’ve come from the days of biking 8 miles and being completely spent versus the 32 I rode yesterday. And being completely spent. Baby steps.
I love this! My favorite quote on this page by far is "I think I may be able to go faster but I don't want to get too crazy here. It's still me. On the bike." This just makes me smile! I personally think your going to Rock this race. If you start to get tired during the race just keep the phrase "You'll never know what you can do
Until you get it up as high as you can go" on your mind.(might be better to sing it rather than say it so what if people look at you like your insane it may make them want to stay behind you) – Yeah I so went with the Top Gun Theme song…
Have you contemplated riding and running without socks? I don't wear socks at all in races and that includes my HIM from April.
Happy tri-aversary! Good luck Saturday!!
This is awesome – you have the opportunity to improve on each and every phase. Now go rock it!
I always think the first time racing a new event/distance is the hardest. You've definitely got this PR in the bag! Go BoB go!
YAY for you! Congrats and good luck.. You know you've got it!!!!!!
Good luck. I cannot wait to read how you do. Aggressive goals are perfect. YAY! No point in making goals just because we know we can meet them. Reach for the stars… and you might just grab one!
I can't believe it's already been a year since you started these crazy tri-adventures! I'm so excited to be there and see you crush your time and PR like a frigging champ!
I love this – happy tri-aversary! 🙂
wait, it's been a whole year since your first tri and you aren't signed up for an IM yet? LAMEY LAME MCLAME.
you forgot tri "hater" the summer before last summer. You are going to rock it, no question. Watching times drop is most rewarding part of tri. Enjoy.
Happy tri-aversary. I think the aggressive goals are great! Have a good race! 🙂
You rocked it and blew away those goals!!!