Nevertheless, I survived! After my long run last night, I pretty much looked like this (only in our bed, not on the couch):
|I don't even get where all those legs come from?|
And now, lucky for me, I get to rest up because...I GET TO RACE THIS WEEKEND! YAHOO! (and boy am I glad of this fact because otherwise I might be staring at yet another week of IM training - HA!)
Yes, this weekend is one of my all time favorite races, the Columbia Triathlon. This will be my 6th straight year of doing Columbia, the only race I return to year in and year out since starting in the sport in 2007!
Of course the first year I do Columbia as a pro, they made the race a 5150 with HyVee qualifying points. Which means a doubling in the size of the pro field (Columbia would usually have 8-10 pro females and now there are ~20 on the start list) AND the addition of some BIG STAR names! Leanda Cave, Angela Naeth, Annabel Luxford, Debbie Tanner, Sara McLarty, the Wassner twins, etc, etc, etc... GULP! Let's just say, if my much improved swim is going to show up for ANY race this year, THIS would be the weekend for it to make an appearance! HAHA!
But in reality, who is in the race is neither here nor there. I will race my heart out as is always my goal and use my fast competitors to get the most out of myself - perhaps even break the elusive 2:15 on that course (it's a toughie - long bike course and lots of hills)!!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful week and to all those racing this weekend (IM Texas/Lanzarote, Florida 70.3, etc..) HAVE A BLAST!