Sorry folks, no pre-race picture this time. I'm feeling slightly frazzled, and while I have time to double check everything and put up a quick post, I'm not going to take the time to find my camera.
So, today is it. It's the day I've been training towards all season. Every other tri I went into knowing the distance should be a piece of cake. After all, they were all "only" sprints. I was training towards an Olympic, so I could handle them. Today, there's no "only" about it. This is the Olympic. This is the primary race I've been aiming towards for most of the year. While the day may come where I use the words "only" and "Olympic distance" in the same sentence, that day is not today.
This morning, I go out there and I trust my training. I trust my preparation. And I do this thing!
And since I didn't do my goals yet, and I determined after my last tri that goal setting is really important for me, here we go:
1. Stay calm on the swim. Race my own race and don't stress about staying with the pack.
2. Don't ride the brakes too much going down hills on my bike.
3. Keep a strong mindset on the run and push through the hard spots.
4. Cross the finish line with a smile on my face.
5. Have fun!
See you all on the other side!