I am off to the races. Packed my bags and put them in the car last night. Made a list of anything still in the house I had to remember: garmin, hydration, inhaler, bike... Yes, I put "bike" on that list. It seems obvious, but boy, would I feel dumb if I forgot my bike.
And now, the traditional pre race picture of me looking crazy:
1. Stay calm in the swim.
2. Don't hurt myself. It is not worth extra recovery time, just to run to transition. Besides, I read my race report last year, and it seems my delicate feet didn't want to run much anyways as I found the surface a bit rough.
3. Push myself on the bike. I am of the opinion that I tend to play it overly safe on the bike, so I don't blow up on the run. Today, there is no run.
4. Don't let the uncontrollable get to me.
5. Savour the finish line.