See that ticker to the right of this post? Is says four days to Boulder 70.3. How can that be??? I mean didn't it just say 3 months ago last week? I am not ready for this race but I am going to give it a shot.
All the set backs this summer have really hurt my training and I am no where near where I had hoped I would be at this time. Nothing I can do about that now except try to embrace the experience and do my best to just finish. Truth be told, I don't doubt that I can finish in time (even if it is close to the time limit) it is more about the weather conditions and my body's ability to take the stress (I have been having some Achilles issues) that I am worried about. Even if I have to walk the whole half marathon, I am confident I can finish this race as long as I keep the heat from doing me in. I have purchased ALOT of Gatorade and even some Pediolite. I have my salt tablets and have changed the cage on my bike so that the water bottles on the course will fit. I have taste tested the orange flavor Gatorade that will be on the bike course and I was pleasantly surprised. the lemon flavor on the run.... that is a different story.
Unlike the other races in the Boulder Tri Series, my tri buds are going to be there to cheer me on and provide me with that much more motivation to finish, especially when I have to pass the finish line to do another 10k on the run course (ugh!). I am not going to deny that I am extremely nervous about this race. I am however doing my best to not let the nerves get the best of me. It is just a longer day doing what I already do.. right? (gulp). I am going to take it slow and just keep going with the hope that the finish line and I will cross paths before the end of the day.