Thursday, July 7, 2011

Three thing Thursday...So the race looms near....

1. This weekend is the Boulder Peak Olympic distance triathlon. I'm pretty nervous. As you may remember it contains the climb up Old Stage that got the best of me in the pre ride. In addition to that it's only my second oly distance. I just went back and read my report from last year. It was not a pretty race and I anticipate this one to be much different if only because of the size. I'm thinking about my goals for this race. I'm not sure where to set them. I believe that I would be happy with anything under 3:30 which I realize should not be that big of a stretch, but remember I'm slow. :) I do think my run is stronger this year so hopefully I can do much better although it sounds like it's going to be pretty hot.

2. Nutrition. I practiced this on my ride this past weekend and I gotta say I feel like I did a pretty good job of hitting it on the head for the bike. Of course I didn't run after so I'm not sure how it will work with that but I felt great after riding and not like I wanted to eat everything in sight as I usually do. So I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes this weekend.

3. 31 DAYS UNTIL BOULDER 70.3

15 comments:

Matthew Smith said...

Good luck this weekend. 31 days? That's coming quickly. I've got 37...

Jennifer said...

You are going to be great. It may be a tough course, but with all of the training you've been doing, you're even stronger now than you were last year. You freakin' got this!

Jill said...

You so got this girl!! Just go out there and do your best and you will shine! Very excited for you!

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Good luck ... you'll be awesome! Git 'er dun!

Christi said...

Have a great race Julie!

Christy said...

Good luck!!! It will be an awesome race!

Karen said...

Have a great race!

ShutUpandRun said...

Oh jeez, 31 days. I am shaking in my shoes. Good luck this weekend. It will be great 70.3 practice, but that Old Stage is a b%tch.

Diana said...

Best of luck this weekend!
Thanks for the comment you left, it cracked me up about the mustache thing!! Nice to know, even though I already know, I'm not alone in this life adventure!!

You're gonna nail the HIM-this weekend will be a cake walk, can't wait to read all about it!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Good luck and enjoy the reward for all your hard work

JohnP said...

Enjoy the race! You will be fine on that hill!

I can't wait to read the race report! :)

Good luck - give it your best!

Aimee said...

Good luck this weekend Julie! You are going to do awesome!! YOU WILL CONQUER OLD STAGE!!!

Michael said...

Can't wait to hear about your race recap!! I know you are going to Kill it!!

And anything under 3:30 is not slow!! I expect to be about 4 hours for my Olympic in Sept...but we shall see.

Michael said...

Can't wait to hear about your race recap!! I know you are going to Kill it!!

And anything under 3:30 is not slow!! I expect to be about 4 hours for my Olympic in Sept...but we shall see.

Michael said...

Can't wait to hear about your race recap!! I know you are going to Kill it!!

And anything under 3:30 is not slow!! I expect to be about 4 hours for my Olympic in Sept...but we shall see.