OK, this is a super scary post for me.....it's time for some RACE goals!!
I do this for every race-make out A, B and C goals. Two days out, I sit down and evaluate the race as a whole: the distance, the course, if I have raced it before, and how I am feeling in terms of training, nutrition, etc. to make some time based and non timed based goals.
This scares the hell out of me. Especially since I have the nerve to make them public, eek!
Why? Well, I always have personal goals, but making them public means that YOU get to see them, too! I have done this for running, races, but even though those are subject to variables out of my control, I feel like I have more control over a one disciplined race. For a tri, there are three events that can hand you drastically different things on race day! So I always go into my goals with the things I mentioned above in mind, as well as the tri mantra that "ANYTHING can happen on race day".
(A quick bit of history-in 2008, 4 weeks prior to this race, I got hit by a car and separated my shoulder. Since then, I am still trying to overcome my fear of riding in traffic, which I have gotten ALOT better at, but still struggle with. I also have a cool bump on my shoulder as a "war wound". His name is Tony Stark. I am a big dork).
Can ya feel me people? Come on!!
Now for the non time based goals. I want to give the bike my best shot. No I coulda shoulda wouldas! And I want to finish feeling strong and happy with my effort. MMM kay?
Let's do this!!! Tonight it's all about cleaning the bike, going for a test ride to try out my gears, switching wheels out, and starting to collect my tri stuff (yes I have a list. Don't judge). Tomorrow- yoga, quick brick workout, then relaxing all afternoon!! Stay tuned for the race butterflies tomorrow and then a recap on Sunday!!