Monday, August 11, 2008

Timberman Countdown



Taper week for my favorite race. If you haven't experienced an Endorfuns race run by Keith Jordan, you won't be disappointed. Lots of attention to detail and a great weekend with a stacked field.

I'm wiped and looking forward to just recharging the battery this week. My training has been going well and I'm anxious to test the waters not having much racing under my belt thus far.

A few points I will remind myself as the race approaches to try keep myself mentally sharp and confident:

* Consistency in my training
* Staying healthy
* Complete trust in the training that has be given to me and sticking with the plan every week
* Avoidance of the pitfalls of mundane, non challenging workouts and put forth 100% efforts even on days when my training wasn't the best.

I always think it's funny when people ask me what I'm expecting come race day.
Top 5? Age group win? Fast bike time?
None of the above. I've trained myself to not pay any attention to who is in my age group whether it be searching the participants list or scoping around in transition. I like to compare myself with a horse. A race one at that. I have my imaginary blinders on. I just look straight ahead and try to get myself to the finish line as fast as I can. I'm not worried about my placing during the run or worry about who has passed me or I'm passing on the bike. I don't get caught up on my swim time on exiting by scanning my watch or my bike time entering T2. I don't look at mile marker splits on the run.

I just race. If I'm not feeling discomfort, then I'm slacking and the last thing I want to think on crossing the finish line is:

I could have or should have, especially if I have control over it.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

TIMBERMAN HERE I COME - THAT'S MY GIRL!

Mel said...

OH that HORSE is so you ha!! that is too cute:) NO I will NOT be at Timberman, but look for Todd.. can't miss him with all his tattoos:) my fitness is not there for a 1/2 right now :) BUT WE WILL MEET UP SOME DAY...THE 2 blond splish girls=trouble!!!

rr said...

LOL - love that horse. Enjoy the taper week - you sound 100% ready to roll :)

Dolphin Boy said...

WTF? Poor horse! What is it with PINK all over your blog?

Maybe I will show up on race day riding that poor horse. Make you laugh your ass off wouldn't it??LOL

TriGirl Kate O said...

Lucky you got to taper. I would love to meet you and Todd in NH! Give me a buzz! I'm not blond, and I don't wear a splish suit, but I do love trouble.

IronMatron said...

Good luck this weekend. I will be racing Timberman too. Unlike you, though, I totally know my AG competition! Ha ha! I need some of those blinders...

Katie Weaver-Jongerius said...

Holy PINK Batman! ENJOY your taper week! It sure sounds like you are right on track for an awesome day. Hopefully there is no Disney death march...I can't shake that one.

GO GET 'EM!

Cy said...

Best of luck-With you're attitude, there's no doubt you'll have a great day!

HAVE FUN-Cheers!

Dolphin Boy said...

What? post something useful? Hmmmmm....will have to think about that one.

BTW what is MUSAK? and bob costa thing?

Dolphin Boy said...

Ohhhhh....I get it now!
Sometimes I'm such a tool. okay most times I am!!

You want some Bruce Springsten? haha!!

Dolphin Boy said...

Do you think Bob Costas likes Pink Horses?

Mel said...

Go and kick some butt..sounds like you are mellow yellow and just ready to get it going:) will be following and cheering!!!
What cool suit will you be wearing?? Any BIG balloons:)

Anonymous said...

Good luck this weekend and I hope you have an awesome race!

mo

kerrie said...

you are going to CRUSH this weekend. can i follow it on line? do you think you will be able to hear me cheering from here?
like mel, i need to know what you are going to be wearing AND what the balloon is going to look like. you have to out do the last one, lol.

amanda russell said...

Good luck Sunday!! Sounds like you're so ready! (wish I was feeling the same.)

BreeWee said...

Go PINK chick... this is the big dance, dance all day, party hard, make it count! Go do it...

You sound so ready, so up for it. you got my vote for a fun speedy race!

Eileen Swanson said...

Kick some serious bootie!! GO for it! You can totally do it! You will......

E