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Okay, NOW I’m ready

August 25, 2006 on 2:26 pm | By | In Training | Comments Off on Okay, NOW I’m ready

This morning I took care of the MOST important preparation for the triathlon:

Pretty Toes

My philosophy is if you’re going to look like a dork in a wetsuit, goggles and swim cap, you might as well have pretty toes! Now if I can only make it 2 weeks without getting a divot in my left big toenail (I’m notoriously scraping my toes on the side of the pool).

I think I’m ready

August 25, 2006 on 9:31 am | By | In Training | Comments Off on I think I’m ready

It’s T minus 17 days to the triathlon, and I’m feeling rather prepared. Thanks to a calculation error I greatly over-estimated how many laps equal a half mile (the distance I’ll need to swim in the race), and I’ve already swum it a couple of times, both in the pool and in open water. Here I was anticipating having to swim 35-45 minutes, while it hopefully will be more like 20-25 (I forgot to wear my watch during yesterday’s 1/2 mile Greenlake swim — DOH!)

Next week will be a heavy training one, but then I’ll be tapering off. I need to get more comfortable on my new road bike (particularly clicking in and out of the clipless pedals), but the 40-mile Chateau Ste. Michelle winery ride this Sunday should do the trick. (A couple glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon might provide me some confidence, or at the very least it will dull the pain should I tip over).

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