Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Seriously? Yes, Julia. Seriously.

Well here we go....
Ironman 70.3 Lonestar

I cant say I am feeling totally ready. But at the same time I cant say I am not feeling ready. How does that sound? I think i am more concerned with travel and getting Gretta there in one piece, what wheels to bring ( since i dont really have alot of option, pick the disc and if its super windy I am screwed..) Life will be easier when i am driving. For now I am looking at Lonestar or whatever its now called as:
1) FUN. I GET TO RACE!!!
2) I get to see my sister race in the OLY saturday!
3) Its flat. I train on hills all the time. No not Lemmon-esque hills but I dont often ride or run flat. So this may be fun, or dreadfully boring and hard on overused muscles that wont get a break going up a hill!
4) Challenge myself on the bike to suffer a bit more. I have this weird issue where I can ride a Time Trial balls to the wall, but when it comes to the HIM Distance I tend to lallygag into Zone 2 and let my head get the best of me. So the challenge will be to see how hard i can push it and see what's left in the run.
5) While 4) is legit, I also need to be patient and not hammer it out mile 1-20 then soft pedal home:)
6) Will be a quick trip, but hope for nice weather and a good first race!
Woohoo!
7) Forgot to mention salt water swim! Mouth closed and lots of lube on the neck so i dont chafe.

Have a great rest of the week y'all!

18 comments:

runningyankee said...

get ready to rumble!! you are going to do great down there i just know it! the training is there. the speed is there. trust in it. and enjoy it. talk to you sun!!

Michelle Simmons said...

YAY! Enjoy your weekend and race, Julia!! Go get 'em!

Running and living said...

Go get 'em, Julia! You are ready!

Angela and David Kidd said...

Good luck! And clean up your hurt locker so there's plenty of room inside it for you!

Molly said...

Woohoo!!! Have an awesome race and a safe trip!!!

Jennifer Harrison said...

Julia! YOU ARE SO READY...more than you think you are. Let the body take over and do what it knows what and how to do!!! YOU will have a great race! I know it!

Beth said...

Wooo-hoo!! Have a blast Julia!! Will be thinking of you and cheering from PA!! :)

Elizabeth A. Rich said...

GOOD LUCK!!! Go fast, take chances :).

Ange said...

RAce TIME!!! Of COURSE you are READY!!!!! Jen always has us ready.... I saw you in AZ and you are STRONG!!!!! Go for it Julia! Let it all out. Have FUN! GOOD LUCK!

jennabul said...

Best of luck and here's hoping for awesome weather! You're ready!

Kim said...

GO JULIA GO!!!! kick some butt, cant wait to hear how it goes!

cheryl said...

go Julia!!!!!!!!

Damie said...

oooh oooh!!! will be awesome! yes, just keep that good focus! xxxxoooo!!!!!!!!

SSB said...

Good luck. Can't wait to hear how ya do!

Rebecca DeWire said...

Enjoy your weekend and give that race hell!!!

Melissa said...

Good luck Julia!!!

Jennifer Cunnane said...

Enjoy and oh yes do not inhale the salt water... not good on the stomach later on!

Charisa said...

Good luck - have a blast racing :)