Tri Number Two


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:


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.

The Bike:


Pancake flat. Awesome.

The Run:


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!

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8 Responses to Tri Number Two

  1. Marlene says:

    Good luck with # 2! I feel another podium finish coming on… 😉

    You’ve got this!

    First half iron for me this weekend! eeeks!

  2. Lindsay says:

    good luck!!!!! swim,bike,&run your <3 out.

  3. Best of luck, you’re going to rock it. I love how you’re not putting a ton of pressure on yourself…and I bet you’ll end up really surprising yourself!

  4. Kristen says:

    Me me me!! I will be there!!

    I am excited for the course (although slightly annoyed we have to drop off our bikes tomorrow and then go back Sunday). Flat is good and like you, I prefer non-diseased water. :)

    See you Sunday!

  5. J says:

    GOOD luck this weekend! You will do spectacular I am sure!

  6. Andrea says:

    Good Luck!!! I can’t wait to read about it!!

  7. Meggie says:

    Good luck and have fun!

    My training week went well – 2nd tempo in a row without stopping!

  8. Rachel says:

    thanks girl! good luck to you as well – something tells me you’re gonna kill it!!

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