And that folks, is my pre-race mantra. It’s working well so far; I successfully stuffed my face today. I think I need to have a shirt made.
It’s Ironman 70.3 Victoria tomorrow. My morale is… meh. I’d better get my mental act together since the alarm goes off in about 8 hours. Frankly, I got exactly what I wished for when I said I wanted my next race to be in more moderate temps – I froze my ass off today.
Coach Suter said that I’m to swim as hard as I can (haha), bike as hard as I can (ok, sure) and then see if my foot holds up on the run. It’s going to be a long walk if it doesn’t.
This means I’m going to take the opportunity to try all new things in this race and see how it all works out. I mean, on the one hand I can argue that I am rested because I haven’t overtrained. On the other, I can argue that I am severely undertrained. So really, what have I got to lose?
FAMOUS LAST WORDS.
Speaking of trying new things, I brought these along with me. It’s their first time at one of mum’s “big races”:
They’ve added a whole new dimension to race prep.
I wonder how this is all going to shake out tomorrow?