Lakes Country Triathlon 2014: Race Plan

On Sunday morning I’ll be starting my second sprint triathlon! To read about my first, click here. Once again I’ll be racing close to home, so I won’t have to worry about travel.

LAKE COUNTRY TRIATHLONThe Lakes Country Triathlon will be a 1/4 mile swim, 13.6 mile bike, and 3.2 mile run. I’ve swam at Whipple Beach most Wednesdays of July and August. Although I missed last week due to a being sick. I started the beginning of summer being very strong with my Tuesday morning rides, but I only attended a couple in August. My running has been non-existent. After this race I plan on completing the couch to 5k program so my body can get used to running again. I’m hoping that I’ll build up a decent base so I can race in 2015 uninjured and faster!

Wetsuit red swim capOriginally this was going to be my A race of the season. Unfortunately last week I got a nasty cold and I’m still working on getting rid of my cough. During Tri For a Cause I focused on “finish” I had to focus to finish the swim, the bike was fairly easy as I knew the course, but I had to focus on “finish” to keep running.

My phrase for this race will be “just a little” Since the distance is “just a little” shorter, I’m hoping to be “just a little” faster.

I also might have to dig “just a little” deeper to complete the race as Friday I’m going to the Katy Perry Concert, and Saturday I’m hoping to attend a Corepower Yoga Triathlon (which is a sculpt class, run, C2 class).

What are your favorite phrases to say to yourself during a race?


5 thoughts on “Lakes Country Triathlon 2014: Race Plan

  1. I’m sorry to hear you got sick but good luck with your race! I love the “just a little” motto. My mom always says, “how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time.” pretty similar!

    • I love that “how do you eat an elephant” idea!!! I mean, I don’t imagine that elephant tastes all that great, but one bite at time. Perfection!

    • My favorite fish is Flounder, but I definitely need Dory’s motivation on Sunday, Thank you Mindy!!

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