9 more days!
My race number for Beach 2 Battleship was posted this week. I was a ball of nerves just looking up the number and honestly for the past few days have been that same ball of nerves 24/7 when it comes to thinking about the race. Oddly enough today, I feel calm and confident about the whole thing. There must something to taper madness.
So, my number? 587. I don’t know about you but I have a thing about numbers. Race numbers with a 7 in them make me happy. Race numbers with a 3 and a 7 in them, nothing but good things can happen that day. While this number technically does not have a 3 in it, that is nothing a little basic math can’t fix. 8 minus 5 and there we have our 3. Looks like it is going to be a good race :) Did I mention that this was my 7th triathlon? It just keeps looking better and better!
Speaking of numbers. I have been checking the weather off and on for the past day or so. Yes, it is too early to know what is really going to happen but as of right now, it is looking like 61 for the high and 37 for the low. Yesterday the wind was listed as 24 MPH! Dear Lord. Today it is down to 12 MPH. If it can keep ticking down between now and next Saturday that would be great. Unless of course said wind can push me like a tumbleweed through 112 miles of biking and then stick around to push me for 26.2 more.
In an effort to assure myself that I have done enough to train for this race (here we go with the taper madness again…), I was looking over my numbers from training. Since I started training for this race in May, I have logged 145,227 yards swimming, 1872 miles biking and 447 miles running. Crazy. It really doesn’t seem like I have done that much. The bike miles really get me because I still think of myself as a total newb on the bike. It may not be a lot of miles compared to other "iron" people but for me those are some EPIC numbers considering the biking was such a source of intimidation for me just six months ago.
In other news…
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