Friday, April 16, 2010

Hello Again

It's been nearly an eternity since I've posted (or two months, whichever is shorter).  Much is happening and the time just slips away.  Not uncommon I'm sure!

I've been hot and heavy training for my first triathlon of the season.  The Memphis in May Olympic tri is in about 5 weeks.  I'm really looking forward to it to see what I can do.  As I've mentioned before I'm attempting to qualify for the USAT Age Group Nationals held in September.  To qualify you have to be in the top 33% of your age group.  In order to do that, based on past years results in my age group, I'll have to PR.  It's do-able and it's really giving me something to shoot for.  

I'm approaching this event like you would a class where there are no grades but you merely receive a 'pass/fail'.  I will either qualify or I won't.  There's no middle of the road.  I've never approached a race like this before so it'll be a new experience.  What makes it different for me is I'm going with an all-out effort.  Right now, that's how I'm training.  It's kind of scary.  I've typically taken a somewhat conservative approach during a race, trying to leave a little in the tank throughout.  I've never put the pedal to the medal, so to speak.  I may totally bonk!  Hope not.

One thing is certain, I will learn something either way.

I do know this,
my new tri top is going to make me super-fast!  So I got that going for me, which is kinda nice!

Oh, and the other nice thing about my new super-fast tri top is that I got it for $15 (including shipping!).  Heck of a deal.  It's regularly $55.  

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