Wednesday, May 6, 2009

5/6/2009

Well, Kinetic 1/2 is just around the corner and I have just as much anxiety as I always do before a race. I keep thinking that I must be faster than a 7+ hour 1/2 IM, but 3 races don't lie. So, who knows, I sure don't. The swim should be ok, since I've done the bike, it should also be ok. The run, well, let's just say it is not my favorite thing in a race and I am not thinking I'll be setting any PRs. I am hoping it is not too hot or humid or hot and humid on Saturday, or for that matter, that it is not pouring. What the heck...the weather is one thing I certainly cannot change so I'll just suck it up and finish!

Training is going, I think I am finally realizing that I actually do have an IM in a couple of months. It's just been such a strange winter and spring with people getting hurt and grumpy. I guess that comes with the kind of training we all do! I am feeling pretty good so far, so that is good. Last weekend I rode 70 and did a small transition run on Saturday, and then swam about 3000 meters on Sunday with the RTC swim at ACAC in the beautiful 50M pool. It was good to get some long swim sections in for a change. My biking is fine, but my girlie parts are KILLING me after about an hour, and that makes it hard to get in aero. I just cannot seem to get the seat correct. I think I am going to try a new seat, but then if that doesn't make it any better, I'll have spent money for nothing. Whine, but it really hurts. I was singing girlie part hurt songs on Saturday, but it didn't help the pain.

So, focus now is getting through Kinetic. Next week we leave for LPTF (Lake Placid Torture Fest) and that should either make me feel better or worse about the IM.

7 comments:

Fave said...

you are so strong, you are going to do GREAT this weekend. I wish I could be there to cheer you on! Kick major butt!
and afterwards...cake and ice cream!

tryingtotri said...

I know I don't ride very long distances or anything- but after trying different seats, I finally bought different shorts. My shorts were more than my seat- and it helped. But, again, I don't do the rides you are so I don't know if it would help.

Have a great race- looking forward to report.

margo said...

hey - 3sports actually lets you try out seats for a few days - so that might be an option to keep you from spending the cash up front.

SusieQ said...

See you Sat - just do your own thing and all will be well.

Cyndi said...

Good luck Saturday!!! I'll be thinking of all of you guys and sending lots of good mojo your way!!

C

katebott said...

I second what Margo says about 3 Sports. I had some major seat issues as well. Ben suggested some seats based on my particular issues and then let me take each home to try out. That definitely helped. Also shorts without a middle seam made a big difference too. You are going to completely kick Kinetic butt!!!

tri-ing races not cases said...

You totally have it in you to go sub 7. Have an awesome race! Can't wait to hang with you and Karen next weekend at torturefest.