Friday, August 24, 2012

Tri Goals

 Goals!

My second tri is two days away!

I am very confused about swimming. When I swim 600 yards in the pool it takes me about a minute per 25 yards which I know is super slow but......... When I swam the 500 yards in the last tri it took me about 13 minutes including the run up the hill to the timing mat.  How is that possible?  Was the distance wrong?  Do I swim faster in a meet?  That much faster?  Does not having to make all those turns make a big difference?  Is it the buoyancy in the wet suit as I don't have all that drag?  Who knows?  I surely don't so how do I predict?  I will set as my goal for swimming ............20 minutes.

Okay on to the bike.  It is slightly more than 14 miles........hilly........but I have ridden it a few times.  It will certainly be less than  an hour but I am not sure how much less. I am going to say.......53 minutes.

On to the run.  How tired will I be?  I am going to say 30:15.

Now the transitions.  I hope to have learned a bit from last time.  Plus the distance is shorter from the swim to the bike.  So transition 1 - I still think I will be slow. I will say 3:40.  Transition 2 I will say 1:45.

So what does all that add up to?  1:48:40 if I did my math right.  Truthfully that sounds a little scary. I do hope to be under 2 hours so I will call this my A goal.

A Goal: 1:48:40
B Goal: 1:53:00
C Goal: 159:59

I am a bit nervous because I haven't gotten an update email about the race. I got one for the June race I couldn't do so I am worried my deferment got missed. I do have the email where the race director told me I could do the August 26 race so I will bring it with me.  This is a small race that you can even enter on race day morning so it shouldn't be a problem. Right?  I just need you to tell me it sounds fine and should not be a problem.

I also hope to do free style more than last time and not leave my chip behind in transition!

Things should go fine.  I have practiced the whole thing more than once.  I don't think I swam the distance but the ride and run were right on.  I can't wait to do this and am very glad I did my NH tri first!  My second triathlon.  How cool is that!! The weather prediction is perfect and my husband knows he is coming!  I don't know if anyone else will be there for me but one spectator is good!

I hope all of you have great plans for the weekend.

This is the part I am looking the most forward to.

17 comments:

Darlene said...

Good luck... I predict goal A.

Ana-Maria RunTriLive said...

Swim courses are never exact...but you may also be faster in OW, a good thing:) Good luck!

Mike said...

Good luck this weekend! Are you sure you are swimming one minute per 25 yards and not 50 yards (down and back is 50 yards on many pools).

I would think your deferment will be fine. Bringing the email is a good idea.

Have fun!

Paul said...

Good luck! I'm learning by watching 8)
As Mike says....the email is a good idea you have....remember to have fun!

Don't be nervous....you are doing great!

Any day you an race a Tri is a GREAT DAY!


Kepa Wong said...

Like Mike, I wonder if you are measuring the pool length correctly.

At any rate, your numbers look very doable. I think you are going to do a lot better.

Amy @ Juice Boxes + Crayolas said...

Good luck!!! I have my tri Sunday too and my brain is so on a different wave length lightyears from tri training right now! I can hardly believe I'm even doing one Sunday! I've been doing my workouts still, but once I got in "school mode"...well, you know how it goes! My only goals for Sunday are to finish and enjoy. :)

Can't wait to hear about your race!

Ah Ah Alaska said...

Good luck!

Amy said...

How cool? VERY cool!!! You are going to do great and it will go just fine - however the math comes out!

christa said...

Good Luck Andrea, I know that you'll do great!!
How cool that you are a triathelete!!

Fran said...

Good luck, like your blog name: you will rock

Jill said...

Good luck and have a blast!

Giorgio said...

Good luck on your race!

Lisa said...

Good luck and have fun. :-)

Jenn said...

Best of luck to you!! Just here to tell you it sounds find and should not be a problem-ha! You'll do great!

Char said...

I'm sure that email from the director will be plenty to let you in. Don't stress about it any more - I've spoken and it will be thus. Good luck with the race :-)

Katie said...

Can't wait to hear all about it!

Kate said...

I really hope it went well! Can't wait to hear all about it!