Sunday, August 16, 2009

One week out!

I'm a week out from the big day. There are just over 500 entrants in the race and the vast majority are master novice entrants like me so I will have sufficient competition. My goals for the week are to follow through on the taper plan, eat well, rest, stretch, stay healthy, and visualize my race. As a first effort, I just want to have an inspiring and fun time that leaves me wanting to do more next year.

One image I will carry with me into the swimming is that of our friends' dog Lucy who came to the river with us this weekend. This 8 year old yellow lab just swam and swam and swam in the current, just dug in and went. She was steady and confident and never gave up.

One thing's for sure, I have very much enjoyed this summer, the mix of workouts, and the change from the exclusive run-lift combo. I'm thinking the part-year run focus, part-year tri focus could be a good synergy. I expect to carry some good energy and motivation into my running season that will start after the triathlon with my sights set on the Richmond Marathon!