Look at me, two blog posts in one day.
I am racing tomorrow. A somewhat modified version of what I planned, but racing nonetheless. I'll be doing the Vulcan Tinman Sprint triathlon, the first triathlon I ever did. I will only be doing the swim/bike, and then my husband will be doing the run. (This is cleared with the race director, and it's a pretty casual race.)
Usually, I try to throw up a race day post in the morning, but it's a long drive and the whole family is racing, so I expect it to be a bit hectic as well.
1. Risk NOTHING
Usually when I go into a race, I go into race mode where the race is all that matters. I think that is how I managed to block out any pain from the stress fracture during my last half marathon. Quite frankly, I can't be trusted to make smart decisions when I'm in the midst of a race. So, I need to make some of these decisions now.
I want to do this race, but it is not worth causing any delay to my recovery. That means I stick to the single foot push off in the pool; I don't rush transition (on crutches); I concentrate on a high cadence on the bike rather then pushing high gears. I can push, but not too the point that it risks anything.
2. Have FUN
This is a fun race, and that's why I'm doing it. No point in letting anything stress me out. I'm just going to have a good day.
3. Cheer LOUD
My kids are doing the tinbit race right before mine. Then, when I get off my bike, I get to cheer my husband on the run. I've got theatre training. I may as well put it to good use and project that voice.