2 months ago I decided what I wanted my times to be for my upcoming tri. They were as follows:
Swim 800m: 20 minutes
Bike 40k: 1:45
Run 10k: 1:00
Well, I have worked up to 800m in 20 minutes. I've done it a couple of times. Unfortunately I've done it in the pool, never in open water. Oh well. I'll do my best.
The bike I'm not too worried about. I went out Saturday morning and did Heartbreak Hill. It's pretty steep but nothing I can't handle.
The run, ummm, not so much. For some reason I have not been running much and so a 10k in an hour is pretty much out of the question. I figure 1:30 (that takes all pressure off me :)
I have decided that this race is all about the swim. I want to feel a certain way when I swim and that is what I'm focusing on. The run and the bike are not that important this time. It is all about the swim...
This morning was my last "real" workout before the race. Tomorrow I'm going for a short, easy bike ride. Wednesday I may go for a slow, easy run just to stay loose. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday there is nothing on the books. Just rest, eat, hydrate, and mentally prepare. I AM going to rock this swim.
That's all I have to say. Most of the work this week will be in my head. 'nuff said.
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