|Not much of a taper for Saturday's race.|
It was a gorgeous evening for a run yesterday and I had skipped my long run last weekend, so I did 9 miles after work. My legs felt fine and I only got hissed at by one goose.
I found this Triathlete magazine pre-race swim workout, and was planning on doing a short set today, but..... if I'm getting up at 4:40 a.m. and getting into the pool, I'm going to swim my full 3500 yards. I took it relatively easy, at least.
It's a short and easy run tonight -- and I promise it will be short and easy -- and some soft-pedaling on the trainer tomorrow morning and I'll be as ready as I can be for the race. Right now my main concern is that Fishing Notes puts the water temperature at 59 degrees. The race organizers have 67 degrees on their website. I hope they're right.
And... I had to give up on a secret goal this week. I wanted to qualify for Age Group Nationals at this race. I THOUGHT the Olympic-distance race was Sunday, but it's on Saturday. In Milwaukee. My sister-in-law's wedding is that Friday. Far away from Milwaukee. And I'm a bridesmaid. Even if I were to leave immediately after the ceremony, we wouldn't make it in time.
(This is the second time a wedding has interfered with my race schedule. How dare my friends and family plan their weddings without consulting me first?)
After my 70.3 last summer, I felt like my tri season was over too quickly and I had one more in me for the season. So what I'll probably do is try to qualify at a race later in the summer for the 2016 race. There's no telling where it will be and if I'll be able to attend, but at least it will be a goal, right?
But let's take it one race at a time. Starting this Saturday. In hopefully not-too-cold water.