Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Little engine that could

Final two weeks of Competitive stage.

Starting to feel the anticipation! Who am I kidding? It’s been here for weeks now.

Only thing that’s changed is the worry. Not so much worried about it...I ‘know’ that I can do it. The real question is how well can I do it?

Over the weekend, I went to the race site. Looking over the Lake, I watched the waves, stared long and hard at the buoys bobbing up and down and thought “I can do that”. R.e.a.l.l.y, I KNOW I can do it.

Not saying it’s going to be cake or anything, but I can do it.

Also this past weekend, the Mrs. and I went out to St. George to do the Dual at Sand Hollow. The main point was just to see the landscape and do whatever I could do to reduce the stress for the future Olympic Tri.

Let’s just say that it was NOT flat. Despite rumors that said otherwise there were some (ok two) BIG hills. 6% for 1.5 miles. Not life threatening but not flat.

The whole time I was out there, I didn’t care. I was out there just to see the terrain, enjoy the company and have fun. And boy did my time show it. One of the slowest, worst times ever.

But I DON’T CARE.

I know that I can do it.

And as my Sunday cereal spoon feed education has taught me “ …knowing’s half the battle.”

4 comments:

IronTriTim said...

Theres no doubt you can and will do it! For every hill you go up, there is a downhill on the other side. Racing is about enjoying yourself, if you enjoyed yourself it doesn't matter time or position. (Well at least for the likes of me where winning is not an option!)

S. Baboo said...

I've always heard the races at St. George are very scenic. I'd like to do one some day.

"The Mrs." said...

Izaac forgot to mention that we had to stop on the bike while they herded cattle from one pasture across the road to the other at around mile 7. It was very scenic and fun :-)

Borsch said...

Great post!

Thanks for the warm welcome and heads up on potential crank defect. I'm a larger guy and I plan on slamming it in high gear and cranking out some miles. I'm pretty sure I'll put some stress on it. We'll see if it holds up. :-)