Friday, September 10, 2010

Countdown 8..7..6..

It's FRIDAY, one week from today we will be on a plane to Cancun.  Today is the first REST DAY I've had in a while.  I'm not sure what to do with that. :)   It's been a long journey of training both mentally & physically as I've said before.  Today I'm reflecting on the past months of training.  Reflecting about all that I have learned as well as how I have changed as an athlete and a person. This phrase comes to mind "Patience Grasshopper"; I have been tested many times to slow down and follow the plan. I have learned to 'Trust the Training" for sure- to slow down when the training calls for it even though you feel like going fast, to rest when it's time even if you feel like working out (no cheating), to eat when you're not hungry because your body needs fuel, to know mentally that you are strong even when your body aches....Trust the Training! 
Today is list day. I am tweaking my plans; race plans, travel plans, nutrition plans, packing plans, and after race plans! You'll see all my plans soon!
Happy Tri-ing

Friday, September 3, 2010

Taper Time

Two weeks from today we will be on a plane to Cancun!  It has been such an adventure to this point and I'm so excited to celebrate months of training by actually doing the event!  I'm trying not to call it a race since, I'm told, you don't 'race' an edurance event. Whatever you want to call it, it's gonna be awesome! 

Plans are in place: 

Weekend itinerary is set & btw it is very busy couple of days before the race.  Plan includes, touring bike course in vehicle, practicing swim course, expo, meetings,  bike check in and transition area set up night before, body marking night before,  pre race pasta much excitement.

Race plan is in place as well.  I have detailed my goals, my nutrition, and my gear checklist.  It puts a different spin on everything since we have to pack everything for flight. 

Race numbers are obtained for tracking during the race:  

Rhonda Pearsall  #258
Holly Hair #321
Susan Lynell Harber #118

Happy Tri-ing