SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!
This Sunday, some of my favorite bloggers (that I’ve never actually met in real life) are racing Ironman CDA – good luck Nicole, Rachel and Katie! I’m going to try and stalk your every move. If I’m not the best stalker, that’s because I’ll be racing my own little triathlon: The Silicon Valley International Triathlon.
The Silicon Valley International Triathlon is a .93 mile swim, 24.9 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run.
The race was originally scheduled at a different reservoir and had a different bike course, but due to poor water quality (thanks for actually checking), they are changing the entire swim to be at the same reservoir that the Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon was at. It’s going to be a logistics pain in the ass, but I guess I prefer not getting diseases from a lake and will drop my bike off the day before.
The swim is the same loop as the sprint tri, but they just placed the buoys farther. It actually puts me a bit at ease knowing what I’m getting into. However, this time I’m going to try and get some pre-race swimming warm-ups in so I don’t have another bout of anxiety.
Pancake flat. Awesome.
Another flat and fast run course!
Usually, I include more strategy, information and goals with my pre-race posts, but I’ve told myself that just like the sprint tri, this tri is my time to get used to the sport, get to know my own limits, and really get comfy with this whole “triathlon” thing. My overall goal is just push myself and see where I end up.
My family is actually in town this week so I’m excited to show them what this sport is all about – or at least the bits and pieces that I know. I’ll be sure to report back with enough photos to make myself embarrassed and a full race report.
Anyone else going to be at this race this weekend?
Happy running and good luck to everyone racing this weekend!