Saturday, June 19, 2010

5430 Sprint Pre Race Thoughts.

I have the first of the Boulder tri series races tomorrow. It is the 5430 Sprint which consists of a half mile swim, 17.2 mile bike and 5k. I have not been training as I should for the last two weeks due to some dental issues related to a surgery and I haven't swam at all. I am trying to have an "it is what it is" attitude about this instead of worrying myself to death about it (easier said then done).  There have been a couple of other times where my training has suffered a bit before a race but the race always turned out better then I thought.
 Now, the two times this has happened was due to injury or some other issue and not planned but in the end it has worked out. Who knows what will happen tomorrow. I will just be happy when I am done with the swim  (I am in a wave with men and historically that has proven to be a rougher swim even when I try to stay away) and get through the bike without a flat (I haven't explored the whole rear tire removal on my tri bike and it looks a bit different then my road bike).  As much as I dread the run, I am always relieved when I have made it that far without incident :)
Happy Weekend Everyone!


  1. Have no fears Kathleen! You will have a great race! I have a feeling and I am passing on some positive vibes to you!

    Go have fun and enjoy the great weather we are having!

  2. Kathleen- you are going to do great and have fun the whole time, I predict this! Sorry for the dental issues, I hate all of that stuff! Good luck with this next race! Look forward to hearing your report.

  3. I feel the same way you do about races. Even though the suffering isn't over after the bike, I know I will definitely get to continue suffering all the way to the finish line :)

  4. I will be eagerly awaiting your race report! I just know you will do great! The water is nice and I think you will love the bike ride especially after you get on Neva road that part is really nice. Relax and have fun!

  5. Oh yea and let me know if you want to do the Stroke and Stride this week.

  6. You know I will be with you in spirit all the way!!! As a beloved friend of mine always said... "have no doubt". Seriously, you will be great - more importantly enjoy it!!!