Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Man I'm ready to race! I can't wait to get this Muskoka trip underway! I hear that it's going to rain this weekend while I'm up in Hunstville, Ontario: Excellent. I don't think that I've ever had anything but a PR day when it's rained on race day.

The fitness it there now. I knew that things were looking good when I clipped off my standard 6 mile run about 2 min. faster than normal yesterday morning, and today only underscored the fact that I'm ready to roll: 30 min. of pace work @ 300+ watts felt like a walk in the park.

I guess that last weekend's Pumpkinman sprint was a much needed tune up as I can't remember the last time I've felt this good. Hell, even my swimming feels pretty strong right now. Despite zero warm-up and a hurried rush just to make it to the starting line, I had a really fun time chasing Tony, Dean and Nick (who I caught, AGAIN on the run - I don't think I'll be so lucky at Duxbury though!) and the experience has left me feeling very relaxed and excited as I gear up/taper down for Muskoka 70.3 this weekend.

So... off for a quick ocean swim tonight and then, there will be nothing left to do but pack up and stay loose with a couple of easy workouts before I hit the road on Friday.

I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that nothing stupid happens on Sunday. We received notification that some jack-ass dumped tacks all over the Muskoka bike course. The race directors assured us that they're having all of the roads swept, but 56 miles of rolling, wet roads + tacks = increased probability for a flat. Man... I'd be pretty heated if a flat ruins my day or the day of one of my fellow competitors.

But there's no sense in worrying. Whatever will happen will happen on Sunday. I just can't wait to hit the starting line!

1 comment:

GetBackJoJo said...

Good luck! I can't wait to hear how it goes.
Nice work at Pumpkinman!