Wednesday, July 8, 2009

3 days and counting

The Prairie Rose State Games Triathlon is getting closer and closer, and I am getting more anxious with each passing minute. My number one goal for this event is to go out there, have fun, and take it all in.

But, if we were to talk about numbers, here's what I would like to see:

Swim - 1000M - 20-22 minutes
Bike - 12.4 miles - 48-50 minutes
Run - 3.1 miles - 35-37 minutes

Now, I think all of these times is very doable. However, I don't know what the OW swim is going to be like, I don't know what roads we are riding on for sure, and I am thinking that the run will be pretty flat, but who knows. Any time better, and I will be on cloud 9! Like I said, I am just going to go out there and have fun. I just hope I don't forget anything important, or don't put my helmet on backwards!

Friday night, I am planning on driving up to GF, staying at my aunt's house. That evening I will drive out to the park (approximately 30 miles west of town) and check out the location. I have never been out there before, so I am anxious to see what it will look like for all three disciplines.

As for now, I am off to do some early packing to ease some of my anxiousness! I found a tri top yesterday, on sale (even better), and am going to attempt wearing it with my sports bra and tri shorts. We'll see how it works out! This race is definitely going to be a learning experience since it's my first. And don't y'all worry, the race report to follow will be nice and lengthly!

21 comments:

Badgergirl said...

Good luck this weekend Teacherwoman! Remember the most important thing is to make sure you have fun. You only finish your first outdoor tri once Enjoy it! Can't wait to hear about it.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

I'm really excited for you. Have a blast!!!

utmomof 5 said...

I would so recommend checking out the course, it will ease a lot of fears :) And have a good time!!! Good luck to you!!

Stef said...

So very excited for you!!

I can relate to the nerves and anxiety. No fun. BUT as you move through them and start the race you will find your groove quickly!

Nice time ranges too! But you have zeroed in on the most important thing: HAVE FUN!! Take it in!! You will learn so much from this race you will hardly believe it!

Time to put your amazing training to the test in this awesome wonderful way. I'll be thinking about you and looking forward to the report!

aron said...

you are going to do awesome!!! have sooo much fun :)

Jess said...

I am so excited for your for your race!!! You will do great and I'm sure you will have a blast! Can't wait to read the report!

Kevin said...

Good luck this weekend. You should have a great race

Kaolee Hoyle said...

I'm so excited for you!

TriJenPB said...

You will do awesome! I would bet that you exceed your expectations. The adrenaline always adds a little kick! Enjoy it, relax and have a great time!

Anne said...

You've got lots of people pulling for you -- or maybe pushing you is a better turn of phrase in this case. I have a feeling you're going to meet or beat those times. Good luck!

J said...

Good luck in the tri! I am sure you will have fun and do great!

D10 said...

I am so excited for you. Have a blast. I am sure you'll hit all your goals.

I Run for Fun said...

Good luck, and hope you have a lot of fun.

Wes said...

Did your tri top not come built in with support. A sports bra might be another "layer"...

Think process goals. I know you don't care about the time, but it helps if you set some specific goals for each leg of the race. Visualize how your day is going to go from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave.

and I already know you are going to have a blast. Woo hoo!!!

Jess said...

Those seem like very reasonable, achievable goals!

Marlene said...

It's almost time!!! Good luck with all the last minue preparations. I can't WAIT to hear about it!

Tri-Angle said...

Don't forget your 5 gallon pail to sit on!
And for Heaven's sake put your helmet on the right way. I've seen people wearing them backwards, and they look like complete rookies...oh, and dorks.

Fun, Fun, Fun.

Breathe.


A.

Carolina John said...

good luck girl! I know you are going to rock it out. those time goals are generous, so take it easy and have fun! you're going to love it!

IronGambit said...

that should always be your number one goal :)

AKA Alice said...

I'm so excited for you! You are going to do great...

LOVE finding what I need/want on sale!

N.D. said...

So exciting!! good luck! you've trained hard!