Saturday, October 13, 2012

Six More Days!

Or as my friend Sarah posted on facebook...
the hay is in the barn

...and now it is on fire.



Since we last talked, the race directors released our bib numbers so from here on out you may refer to me as  four-two-five.  There is supposed to be live tracking so if you want to follow along, check out beach2battleship.com next Saturday.  


This week's workouts were on the lighter side but haven't really felt like I had any extra free time until today. This morning I did a 5 mile run and 10 mile bike.  Tomorrow is a 40 mile ride and 4 mile run. The last few workouts I have done felt really strong which I am thinking is a good sign.  Maybe all this training is actually helping do something other than burn off a few extra cupcakes.  :)  

MMMM.

I started assembling all my gear for the trip today.  I had to clear a mountain of laundry out of the way first.  Funny how much workout gear accumulates in the final weeks.  It feels like a never ending cycle of washing clothes.  

It would appear that all the sunshiney weather thoughts might be working.  Depending on which forecast you trust, the weather looks like it will be between a high of 70 and 74ish on race day.  This will make it so much easier to decide what to wear this time around.  Last year I changed clothes between the swim and the bike just because it was so cold I thought it would be better to ride in dry clothes.  This time it might be easier to skip the full change.  I haven't 100% committed to that line of thinking but it is what I am leaning towards right now.  It might be a game day decision...  

Really getting excited to pack up the car and get the race underway!  I got the all important pre-race pedicure today and I am all set.  Bring it on!







       



8 comments:

TwynMawrMom said...

So inspiring!
But wait-you get a pre-race pedi? I always get a post! My feet are a mess after a race!! I guess your fellow racers will appreciate the pretty toes :)
So excited for you! Are you watching IMKona for inspiration?

Suz and Allan said...

Good luck this next weekend! I'm sure you're going to do great.

ajh said...

You'll be great! I hope you do well and have fun.

Matthew Smith said...

Woohoo! It's almost race day, and you're going to do so well, 425! You've done all the training, so it's just executing like you know how and finishing strong. I can't wait to hear all about it. Now it's just the waiting game for a few more days.

concretencoffee.com said...

best of luck to you! I think it'll be great, especially if you can skip any unnecessary steps at transition!

That Pink Girl said...

Ahhhh, so excited for you!!!! You're right, the work is done, the hay is in the barn and the toes are sparkly, ha!
Rest up and enjoy this week and all it brings!!!

Sarah said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you - all of the hard work is done to get to this point, and you will rock it!

Cannot wait to hear how this race is for you, I think it's a really great option for this time of year and one I've considered before!

lindsay said...

hmm i hope your hay isn't really on fire! i feel like that wouldn't be a good thing - even metaphorically, obviously. surely you haven't taken up farming hay on the side too ;)

good luck!!!