I won’t go into too much detail, since it’s a short race, but I wanted to quickly talk about my goals for tomorrow. I like to put targets out there to hold myself accountable and then to check back and see how I did!
Swim: 400 m – 1:20/100m or better. It’s tough in a pool where you have to do every other flip turn under the lane ropes, but I should be able to swim this pace or I am probably not pushing hard enough for a sprint. (5:20 total)
Bike: 15 miles – 20+ mph. This is almost always my goal for these short races. It’s tough because by the time you get really warmed up, it is almost over, but there is really no reason on a course that has no big climbs that I shouldn’t be able to average over 20 mph. (45:00 total)
Run: 5k – sub – 21:10 I want to average just under 6:50 min/mile, which would basically tie my best 5k (which was also in a triathlon). I won’t have my Garmin and my feel for pace after riding is always whacky so I will just push as hard as I can and see how it turns out!
I have appropriately tapered for the race by running 22 miles and riding about 90 miles in the last week 🙂 It is only a sprint, after all!
Good luck to everyone else racing this weekend!
P.S. Thanks for the comments on my Finding Balance Post. I think I have done a little better as the week has gone on, but I still find myself slipping into that “social media funk” every now and then throughout the day. Funny enough, I also got a (form) email from our company’s healthcare provider with this article. VERY timely.