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One Week Out

One week out. Mentally I’m ready and excited. πŸ™‚ Physically I’m most unsure about the run at this point. I’m ready for the swim. With the bike I don’t really know what I don’t know so I’ll do my best and get through it. I have a small past in running from a couple of years in high school track and general running in sports but haven’t done much in a while and not a lot for this race due to my knees. I’m up to W4D1 of the C25K plan. It’s going as well as it can for someone running slowly and comfortably. Just don’t know how I’ll pace against people who are probably strong in the run. I know, it’s my first tri so I shouldn’t worry about it but I’m just treating this like any other competition where I hope to do well.

Anyway, it should be fun. Looking forward to meeting new people, getting my splits, and having something to work with for future training (in what, who knows).

After several failed attempts at finding a suitable, cheaper alternative to a Garmin, I finally bit the bullet and ordered a 305 this week. It should arrive on Monday. It won’t be much help for this race but oh well. πŸ™‚

Tomorrow I’m co-coordinating a wedding so I’ll be on my feet all day. Sunday I still plan to do my long bike ride. I’ll take it easy. Just want to get some distance in there and practice riding without padded bike shorts or gloves and work on moving dismounts.

This week’s workouts were pretty close to plan:

Monday: 2400 yd. swim
Tuesday: W3D3 C25K run with girlfriend
Wednesday: 30 min. weights, 2 mile bike, 1 mile run…..intended to do 4-5 miles of bike sprints but it started pouring so I put my bike away and did a quick run/walk in the rain
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 30 min. weights, W4D1 C25K run (approx. 2 miles not including WU/CD)
Saturday: Wedding tomorrow, tons of walking
Sunday: Long, easy bike ride planned

Reminder to self: Get a race belt unless they’re providing one?


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