I am really excited that its almost time to race. I plan on going out there and really pushing myself to the limit. I want to see where I am right now. I am going to treat each individual event as a time trial. I may repeat this on my own later in the season to see how I am progressing. Today I started running through my mind how I am going to handle each event and especially the transitions.
In the pool today I tested out my watch's interval timer. I was able to hear it under water. I think I may set it to go off every 2.5 minutes. That'll help me keep time and pace myself.
Next comes T1. You have 10 minutes to get out of the pool and get to the bike. I am going to wear my normal training bathing suit. I was contemplating today if I want to rinse off real quick or not to get some of the chlorine off. Then I need to dry off quickly. I think my chamois will come in handy here. Then I need to get changed grab all my biking AND running gear, run to the spin room, adjust the hight of the bike and be ready to ride in less then 10.
Then comes the next dilemma. T2 is only 5 minutes. I am really not sure that 5 minutes is enough time to change from cycling shourts to running shorts. they reccomend bringing all your running gear to to the spin room. I prolly could wear my tri shorts for the ride and run, but the last time I tried them on they were a little snug.
Then I was thinking about pacing: do I just go all out and risk running out of steam. do I shoot for one steady pace, or should I break each event into 3/4 intervals and go heard/easy/hard. I know...I know...I am overanalyzing things. I just need to get in there and push it.
On the weight loss side, things are going well. I have been on this "diet" for almost 2 weeks and have lost 7 pounds so far. My clothes are starting to fit much better. And, I dont have to many cravings. Ilana's plan really is working for me. I am so excited. I will be glad this summer when I can fit into things I havent fit in for a few years.
Tomorrow is an off day. Saturday I am hoping to get a run in with my peeps if the weather cooperates. I the weather is bad, I may just hit the gym for an easy spin class.
Hope everyone's training is going well,