Friday, June 10, 2011
We will set out Monday morning but we have a lot going on before the big departure. Today there is a family reunion for my husband's side of the family. Tomorrow is our niece Kati's wedding. Sunday is a mini tri, church, a reception for a friend who is getting baptized, and more family reunion events. Sprinkled through out will also be tasks like oil changes, packing, and preparing for the drive. Yikes!! I am stressed just mentioning everything!! But I am so excited to see my brother, sister in law, and nephews that all the stress and the drive will be worth it.
I am also pretty excited about my first tri of the season, the Foothills Feat. It a mini sprint and it will be a great way to start out the training season. The swim is only 275m, the bike ride is 11 miles (but very, very hilly), and the run is 2.25 miles. I haven't really trained that much, especially in the bike riding department, and I think the bike ride is where I will struggle. Here are my goals:
Swim: under 7 min
Cycling: under 40? the (steep) roads won't be closed and like I said I haven't been riding
Run: under 20
Transitions: ??? I don't know how they will be set up so it is hard to say
I also need to remember that I will be at a wedding (without the kids) the night before the race. . .so we'll see how I do. It will just be nice to get out there and have some fun with this race!