I just wanted to share with you all the crazy, nasty, tangled mess that was my hair after the race. It took me 45 min in the shower with conditioner to get all taken care of. :/
And for comparison:
My hair is naturally straight and my pony tail typically goes to the bottom of my sports bra…
Probably a bad idea. But a friend invited me to go do it with him. I’d get to stay a week at the beach and chill, three days before, and three days after the race
How much of a bad idea is this?
But I refuse to buy it until after I finish.
I feel like wearing the gear from a race you haven’t done is icky, and I don’t know why, but buying the gear before I finish spooks me.
I did get one shirt with my name on the back, though.
It was just a “hey! I know you! You excited?”thing, but it was pretty cool to run into them. We’d been playing leap frog the entire travel time, and when I saw them I noticed the bike in the back seat. My parents thought I was crazy for saying they were probably going to the race. At the st stop I went and spoke to them, and it turns out they saw the stickers in the back if my mom’s car and assumed we were going.
Best part about all that?
My parents now know that I’m not crazy for playing the I-Bet-They’re-Going-To-The-Race! Game… Everyone does it. :)
Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited, but again I’m anxious.
I’m worried about how I’m going to feel during the race….
I haven’t told anyone, but last week I fell out of bed and landed hard on my tailbone. My bed is five feet off the ground. For two days it hurt too much to do more than hobble from class to class
It still bothers me a little bit. I’ve been avoiding running because I don’t want to aggravate it too much. I have still been riding and swimming like normal, and I have been getting on the elliptical just to keep my legs moving, but I don’t know how it will go.
I know I’m too stubborn to let a dull ache stop me from going all out.
And that’s what it is right now, when I feel it, a dull ache.
But every now and then I get a sharp pain.
I’m looking to take pain relievers on the race-which I have done before, so thankfully it won’t be something new on race day- but I still worry.
I’m not even going to stop training. I have two more races of the season. I can handle it until then.
Other than that, I’m feeling the pressure I’ve put on myself for my finish time. I had someone tell me I can’t do it, which bothers me. Now I HAVE to prove him wrong. Ya know? That’s starting to be the big thing. I don’t want a stupid butt injury to keep me from doing what I KNOW I can do!
Anyway. Looking forward to my swag bag…. :)
Not really. But I’m starting to stress…..
I just hope everything goes well.
My last race I really threw. I was psyched out mentally, and I was too tight before the swim, and the run was just unpleasant…
And yet I still cut time.
Who knows how these things work.
Fingers crossed for 5.5 hours!
Now to go workout….
I really, really, really want to get Augusta done in 5.5 hours.
The swim is all down river, so I’m hoping that will be fast.
I just averaged 19mph in my super hilly bike course, so I’m hoping to avg near 20 on this race.
The run I think I should do OK. I’ve dropped 15 seconds off my mile pace since my last half marathon….
So maybe, maybe, MAYBE, I can break 5:30:00
I know it’s really ambitious… but…
I want to do it, so badly.
All the cool kids are doing it.
I put ‘Because I’m not crazy enough for a 140.6….yet’
I wonder how often they get that crap?
All those interesting facts/ biggest personal achievement questions that are required are VERY hard for boring people like me. :<
So today is my last day of solid rest until late July. Tomorrow officially starts my training for the 70.3 Augusta in September. I’ll have a training race that week in July, and it’ll be out in Cali!
I know that I’m technically starting training rather late for it, but considering that I’ve been doing Olympic distance races for a while and doing them fairly consistently, I think I’ll be OK. Also, the only part I haven’t done yet is a 56 mi ride. The other two I’ve done several times.
I’m crazy, but oh we’ll. :)
I don’t want to go back to 5am swims….
Also watching the Ironman 70.3 events in Sept that are still open for registration.
Refuses to register for 70.3 until gets real bike.