Saturday, September 10, 2011

Big Kahuna: Goals

In nine hours I will be diving into the Pacific Ocean to begin my very first half ironman.  It has been quite a journey to get to this day and I wish I had more time to reflect on it right now but 4:00 am will come too soon so I need to get to bed but I wanted to post my goals.

When I originally began my training my goal was to finish the 70.3 mile distance in under 7 hours.  However, after reflecting on all that has happened over the last 12 weeks, mostly by never ending nagging back injury and last minute broken toe that is at about 80% healed right now, I am thinking this might be too ambitious.  Thus, here is my hopes for tomorrow.

Goal: 7 hours and 30 minutes
Swim: 45 minutes
T1: 10 minutes (due to the fact the transition is .25 miles from the water)
Bike: 3:45
T2: 5 minutes
Run: 2:45 (due to toe)

However, as with any race and especially since this is my first 70.3, my ultimate goal is to cross the finish line with a smile on my face.

Packet picked up and ready to go!

The race starts with a swim around that wharf.  I am excited and scarred out of my mind all at once.  Thank you for all your support during these last 12 weeks.  Tomorrow at this time I will be a {half} ironman!
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3 comments:

  1. You are going to do great today! Best of Luck!! :)

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  2. RESULTS??? I'm on the edge of seat waiting to read your race report...

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