Just because Diana did it, I'm going to write down my pre-race thoughts on tomorrow's triathlon.
I'm nervous. But I get nervous before any race, so it's part of my pre-race ritual, I guess. :) The biggest reason I'm blaming the nerves on is that I'm in the "competitive" division of the race this year, which really just means it's twice as long as the "recreational" division. But this also brings the more serious athletes to the longer distance. So since I'm racing with the big guns, I'm nervous. Lame, I know. There is no way in hell I can compete with them, so why even think about the elites? This race is against me, myself and I and the girl in front of me in the same age group. :) Just have to keep pounding that into my noggin.
I'm excited. I get to race! Yahoo! I get to put my body to the test - how could I NOT be excited?! Plus, a few friends of mine are racing as well so it'll pretty much be the social event of the summer! Not really, but still comforting to see familiar faces.
I'm curious. I wonder what my times are going to be like? I haven't been the best at sticking to a triathlon training schedule so even though I have the miles in, I only had 3-4 brick workouts... That leads me to time goals. Last year I did the "recreational" division in 1:11. This year's course is twice as long, so I'm doubling that time and adding a couple minutes to get a goal of 2:25. If you're curious as well, the swim in 800 yards, bike 20 and run 5.2. If I get around 2:25, I'll be happy as a clam.
So there you have it, I'm nervous, excited and curious. Can't wait to tell you how it goes tomorrow!