Thursday, October 2, 2008

Well, guess I'll throw it out there....

Well, I suppose I should throw out some goals for the weekend shouldn't it...I may be grabbing a little too big here, but I'm just not good at predicting these bigger races. Shorter, it's easier, cause you can practice the events back to back and know. Some keys for me to reach big goals:
- Get at least SOME drafting in during the swim.
- Take advantage of downhills and flats and do well in nutrition on the bike
- Do not start too quickly on the run, keep good form, keep mind in check, don't get sloshy belly

The closer I am to 5hrs 30 mins, the happier I'll be, anything else is the cool whip and cherry on top of an ice cream sundae!

Best case scenario:
Swim: 35:24 (1:50/100m pace)
T1: 2:00 (I think it'll be a big Transition)
Bike: 2:52:18 (19.5 mph)
T2: 1:00 Run: 1:48:04 (8:15 pace)
Total Time: 5:18:47

Probably scenario:
Swim: 36:22 (1:53/100m pace)
T1: 2:00 (I think it'll be a big Transition)
Bike: 3:01:37 (18.5 mph)
T2: 1:00 Run: 1:51:21 (8:30 pace)
Total Time: 5:32:20

Poor Performance Scenario:
Swim: 38:37 (2:00/100m pace)
T1: 2:00 (I think it'll be a big Transition)
Bike: 3:06:40 (18 mph)
T2: 1:00
Run: 1:57:54 (9:00 pace)
Total Time: 5:46:11

2 comments:

ShirleyPerly said...

Yep, the longer races can be hard to predict with so many more variables coming into play. But one can always hope, right? Most of all, HAVE FUN!!!

The Running Girl said...

Nice meeting you at the race. Can't wait to see how you ended up because I think you totally rocked that course!

Briana
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