BRING IT.

14 07 2011

I’m ready! I have been training since January 1 and am absolutely positively finished with training for this little old triathlon on that I will be competing in on Sunday. I am ready to RACE! I have swum approximately 216,000 meters, biked somewhere around 1100 miles and logged about 440 miles in my Brooks Adrenaline GTS’s. Last night I tried on my new tri suit and subsequently had a mini dance party (in an empty house) which ended with me in front of the mirror flexing my triceps.

Yep, it happened…and I am not ashamed!

And then I proceeded to run around like a crazy person gathering all of my race day “things” and take a picture, just so that I could show you how excited and prepared I am! (I even took my tri suit off to take the pic just so you could get an idea of the whole deal).

The only items missing from this picture are my bike,  my wetsuit (which my friend Jenny is GRACIOUSLY lending), towels for the transition area, and my pre-race breakfast (the Justin’s Almond Butter is always a race day treat for me and will go on a bagel with banana!). I actually put together a list earlier this week…

***please, PLEASE let me know if you think I have forgotten anything!!!

If you are a numbers person and are curious what my taper has looked like, the past weeks workouts have looked like this:

Friday: OFF

Saturday: Swim 1600 straight

Sunday: Bike 20 miles pace/Run 2 miles + 2000 swim loosen

Monday: Swim 2500 easy/moderate with a few sprints

Tuesday: Run 4.25 EASY

Wednesday: Swim 2000 easy with a few sprints

Thursday: Run 3 EASY

Friday (tomorrow) OFF

Saturday: either OFF or short run, swim or bike to loosen my legs!

Sunday: RACE

In reflecting on the past 6.5 months of training, and all of the hours spent on my bike, in the pool, on the roads, eating to fuel my training and sleeping to recover, it all honestly blends together. Sure, I had some GREAT and AWFUL training days, races that took me by surprise, motivation slumps and frustrating injuries; but at this point, 3 days out from my race, I can confidently and proudly say that it has all been preparation. Preparation for a race longer than I have ever raced before. Yes, it is going to be unbelievably physically and mentally challenging.  Sure, I am definitely nervous.  But I know that I am ready. And even further, my Dad will be right by my side, as he is competing in the Aquabike (the swim and bike portion of the 70.3). It is going to be a great day! Send my Dad and I  STRONG thoughts on Sunday! and I will be back on Monday to give you some type of “I Made It!” post.

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22 responses

14 07 2011
Lauren

hooray! you are going to kick some serious ass!

14 07 2011
Trevor Y-H

You can do it chlo!

14 07 2011
321delish

Thanks Trevor!!!

14 07 2011
Erin @ untilyoutri

Yayyyyy!!! You are SO ready and are so going to kick some HIM booty on Sunday! I will be thinking of you and cheering you on from San Fran! I can’t WAIT to hear how it goes.

Are those kinetic socks I spy? hehe:). Love it. I love the new tri top, too. The blue is pretty.

GOOD LUCK AND KICK BOOOTY!!

14 07 2011
321delish

Why yes, those are kinetic socks 🙂

14 07 2011
chandi

I am excited for you! Wish I could send you some samples of our Slik and Slather in time for the race! One day I hope to get past the Olympic distance triathlons…. with 5 kids and training for the shorter races, I feel like I am Ironman training 🙂
I will looking forward to your recap post!!!

14 07 2011
321delish

haha yes. I can imagine that with 5 kids, you feel like you are an Ironman!

14 07 2011
Emily

GOOD LUCK CHLOE!! You are totally ready and totally going to kick ass! Can’t wait to hear all about it on Monday!

14 07 2011
321delish

Thanks Emily! SO pumped that you are back in action 🙂

14 07 2011
amy

I’m really excited for you. Have a great race!

14 07 2011
Emily

Yay! You’re totally ready. See you there 🙂

14 07 2011
katie

Looks like you’ve got it all! Good luck!

14 07 2011
Liz

You’re going to do amazing! GOOD LUCK!

14 07 2011
Victoria (District Chocoholic)

It is perfectly reasonable to flex your muscles in front of the mirror. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Rock that race

14 07 2011
321delish

thats what I figured. It should be done more often…IM or not.

14 07 2011
Bill Berry

Awesome job! I can’t wait to hear all about the race on Monday! You’re a rock star! 🙂

14 07 2011
sarah

Good luck this weekend and you are going to kick some butt!!! Can’t wait to hear all about it.

14 07 2011
Suzanne @ continuing my education

Good luck!!! You will rock it!

14 07 2011
trigirl244Rae

Just found you through Courtneys blog….woop woop to Musselman! Ill be there, too-awesome race!!! Your checklist looks good, I would add in extra hairties to transition….Ive had a few long races where I broke one mid race!! Bottom line though, the aid stations are well stacked, race course is fair, RD ROCKS! and enjoy the race!! Ohh….and how bout body glide? Do you use it? Its super helpful for wetsuit ease!! Email me if you have any questions…itll be my third time doing Musselman and its AWESOME!!

14 07 2011
321delish

got the body glide! So excited you found my blog 🙂 I will be emailing you with questions!

14 07 2011
Paul Young-Hyman

You have done all the work NOW lets have some fun. GBB. Dad

14 07 2011
321delish

CAN’T WAIT DAD!

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