Four Quick Pre-Race Things

>> Sunday, April 26, 2009

1. Yes, it’s 4:30 on a Sunday and I’m up. Winter BeGone Duathlon, here we come! It’s windy and cold! And it’s gonna rain! Yay!!

2. On Thursday, our bikes FINALLY arrived from IM NOLA 70.3 three weeks ago. Here’s what Goldilocks looked like before I put her back together:

3. Friday, I sold Big Rhonda. It’s a funny story, and I’ll maybe share it next week. Here she is with her new owner:

4. Finally, if it’s not too windy, rainy, and cold today, here are some goals for today’s race. Last year, I finished in 2:07:27. (5K run, 19.5 mile bike, 10K run.) Here are my goals for this year, in order of “ease”:

1. Finish the race
2. Sub 2:15:00
3. PR: Sub 2:07:27
4. Sub 2:05:00
5. Top 10 finish overall
6. Sub 60 minute bike (a dream on those hills!)

I REALLY want to push hard on the bike. I think I’m in better biking shape this year, but worse running shape (last year, I was 7 weeks into marathon training at this point). We’ll see what happens! Five of us are headed down there, and it will be Steph’s FIRST EVER multi-sport race! I may not have a full report tonight, but I’ll at least stop back with a photo or 2 this evening. Wish us luck!!


sRod 7:05 AM, April 26, 2009  

Good luck out there today!!

Maria 8:13 AM, April 26, 2009  

good luck, maybe there is a break in the crappy weather for ya!

teacherwoman 8:45 AM, April 26, 2009  

Good luck and have fun today! :)

Unknown 8:52 AM, April 26, 2009  

Good luck today. I hope Big Rhonda likes her new home.

Michelle 12:26 PM, April 26, 2009  

Good Luck to you and your buddies!!!

Amytrigirl (aka Amybee) 1:29 PM, April 26, 2009  

Hope you did well today despite the rain and cold!

mthead 2:53 PM, April 26, 2009  

is that a reflector on Rhonda's front wheel? Does Macca know you were rocking that?

Casey 3:08 PM, April 26, 2009  

Hope it went well! Hopefully that's the end of the winter-esque weather!

Marlene 4:11 PM, April 26, 2009  

Hope all went well today! I also completed a rainy, cold, windy race this morning!

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