Friday, June 11, 2010

Ready to race

This will probably be my last post before the Ann Arbor Tri on Sunday! I can hardly believe it’s here.

Despite the fact that I feel like the last few weeks have been less than ideal as far as training goes, I still think I’m ready. I’ve got one more light workout to do today, and that is the last one before the race.

Tonight, I will go to a friend’s birthday party, where we will be playing a murder mystery game in a 60’s hippy style. I’m playing a woman who is a groupie to the “Strolling Bones” and the inventor of tie dyed fashion. I think it’s going to be a fun time! I just have to remember that it’s time to be hydrating, not drinking beer and whatever other 60’s themed boozahol is provided at the party.

Tomorrow I will make an obsessive packing list and go over it repeatedly as I pack everything I need for the race in my car and drive with the hubby to my mom’s house near Ann Arbor. There, I will have dinner with my family and attempt to go to bed early while steadying my pre-race nerves.

Sunday will be an early morning up for breakfast, setting up my transition spot and warming up for the race.

I still haven’t found a wetsuit to take along in case the water is cold. I have one more craigslist contact to try. Otherwise, Aquaman is going to be at the race renting suits for ridiculous prices. Horray for the captive audience!

I’ll be sure that my camera is on that obsessive packing list tomorrow, and I’ll enlist one of my lovely family members to get as many photos of me racing as possible. I look forward to reporting on the event early next week!

Wish me luck!

Friday, June 11, 2010
Swim 600 (100 warm up, 8x25 sprint, 2x100 threshold, 100 cool down), Run 1.75 (14:52 minutes)
That's it!  Ready as I'll ever be, as they say!


  1. That dinner party sounds fun!!

    Good luck at your tri, wave at the Big House for me.

  2. Goodluck on your Tri. I cant wait to see all the photos.

  3. Good Luck!
    I think I am going to do a Thursday night ladies ride out of ADA some week. Is that the one you do?