Friday, September 10, 2010

Stream of Consciousness

Is it normal to feel at the end of taper like you can't remember the last time you went long or felt tired? Is that ok? Makes me a little nervous and going for 6-7 hours twenty hours from now.

Am I seriously doing this?

I have way too much sh*t coming with me to this race.

Given that I've only been out on 5 long rides on my new bike and I don't really know what I can with him, do I give myself some leeway to go faster if I'm feeling good? Or is this too dangerous? My main goal is to NOT blowup on the run.

How much walking am I going to allow myself? Its weird to feel like I have no idea how this portion of the race is going to go. I've put in the miles but (especially on the run) its hard for me not to play mind games and second guess myself. Sometimes on a run (after a ride) my heartrate is just through the roof. I usually give up at this point (or slow WAY down). What do I do on race day if this happens. Walk 5 minutes to get things back under control? Push through? At what point in this race day I stop being cautious and lay it all on the line?


  1. Relax and take a deep breath, you will do fine, stick to your game plan, race your race. Enjoy the day and have fun, fun is what this all about. I cant wait to hear all about it.

  2. You will know when you are ready to give it all. This is not a make it or break it race, it is a learning experience, at least this is how I approached it. You will learn a lot. My focus was more on having fun and enjoying the race, as opposed to getting X time. That worked and allowed me to push. You are going to do great.

  3. Keep the bike measured. You do not want to be the person talking about how they killed the bike while they walk the run.

    Also, start your run slow and work into it. Keep your heart rate in check and slowly build into the speed.

    You have put the training in – now just execute.