Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Pre-Race Jitters

I've come to terms with the fact that I'm a triathlete. Almost. And triathletes all have one or two 'priority' races they train for each year. My first priority race is this weekend, Ironman Boise 70.3. Which means I've been tapering since last week. The decrease in training volume has me doubting myself. Being well-rested has me feeling like I haven't trained all year. I think I have a pretty good idea of how my fitness will hold up, but the fresh legs have me wondering if I've done enough. Even though the odd and random aches freak me out, I'm not going to do anything rash and will instead focusing on my mantra during taper weeks - 'Run what ya brung.'

3 comments:

bradkeyes said...

Good luck out there Fish. I'm glad you have come to terms with who you are and are not ashamed of it. Maybe, just maybe I'll do couple tri's in the near future.

Morkthefied said...

Wow, honey. We're having similar days. I've wasted way too much time on the Internet today, too (and getting good laughs from your blog posts). Looks like you have the jitters a touch. You'll do great! We'll be there cheering your way to VICTORY!

Mr. Flynn said...

Yeah, I haven't done anything in 8 days. Not exactly according to plan, but whatever. It is what it is. I am not even that nervous about the swim. A little, but not like usual. It will suck. I will freak out at least once. But, I will eventually finish. It is all downhill from there. I almost hope you beat me or it is real close. I need some motivation for the rest of the year. I am not feeling too motivated right now.

One way or another Diesel, I will see you at the finish line.