Monday, March 30, 2009

Twitchy

I’m starting to get twitchy. 

12 days until my first race of the season, and I’m already having race dreams.  You know the kind, right?  Wherein you

  • get lost on the way to the race (because of a comet that is about to hit Earth) and show up late and miss your wave
  • forget some critical item you needed for the next leg of the race or spend a lot of time fumbling around looking for it in transition/your car/a cabin in the woods surrounded by dinosaurs
  • have to do some crazy out-of-order race like bike/roll a log through the forest/run/shoot your way off an island of prehistoric deep sea creatures/swim with bike gear on.

Come to think of it, Jeff’s addiction to SciFi Saturday may be my undoing.

Many of my friends are racing this upcoming weekend at Oceanside 70.3 or New Orleans 70.3.  I know these are early-season races and yet I feel so behind the curve because I’m not doing much yet.

I keep telling myself, it’s just a sprint.  Not in any way meaning to demean the race but to remind my brain that there are longer races to worry about this year and why the hell does it keep obsessing over this one?

Anyway, 12 days and counting.  One more week of good hard workouts to prep my body for what lies ahead and then likely a lighter week in anticipation of my first race effort of the year.  Next week, I will allow my mind to worry about planning, making sure my gear is laid out, and begin to formulate a race plan. 

At the very least, I will consider race day a success if I make it out of the water without being eaten alive by guppy-sized mutant pirahnas, complete the ride without being plucked from my saddle by a hungry pterodactyl, and outrun the stray Mansquito.

12 comments:

Rainmaker said...

I think you're so much further ahead of the curve than a lot of folks doing both of those 70.3's. Just based on reading various folk's blogs that are doing either, you're mileage levels are (and have been) a fair bit higher than thiers. You're well on track!

melissa said...

12 Days?! I'm so not ready. But I'm more ready than I was for my first tri last year. How did you and H talk me into this?

Jen said...

So funny! I hear that there are all kinds of Sci-Fi things that live beneath the surface of Tempe Town Lake :)

ADC said...

I always dream that I forgot to rack my bike :((( Good luck with the race.

Sherry said...

I'm all twitchy too, Molly. The last few days I've been waking up and going to sleep thinking about the 11th.

You are going to KILL it! :o)

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Yeah! 12 days is not long, you are ready!

Running Jayhawk said...

Let me get this straight...we both have the same seasonal goal of IMAZ...I'm starting training tomorrow...and you're already racing!?! ;)

Relax. You're going to be just fine. I promise.

TriGirl Kate O said...

At least you're not dreaming about showing up for the race NAKED, like I do...

jennabul said...

I know you're going to great. We'll have the pictures to prove it! Try this, I still have swimming dreams about meets that have already happened! Like I have to get to race, or I'm at practice and my coach is yelling at me about intervals...yeah...I haven't been swimming on a team for 15 years!!!

Trishie said...

I have the exact same dreams --- one of the most recent was that I had orienteer to find my bike in the woods. which race is in 12 days ??

Viv said...

OMG just saw you are doing IMAZ! Awesome!! A tri is a tri no matter the distance, go get it girl! You are on track...

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

ha ha ha ha ha! Thanks for making me laugh - those will be my NEW goals! :) THanks!