Saturday, February 20, 2010

Less than 24 hours to go

Less than 24 hours to go and no training today! It’s a strange comment! For the last few years every Saturday morning meant going to the gym or doing something like running, swimming, etc, not today as I follow the golden rule no training the day before an event.

The week gone has been crazy from work, to family and getting ready for my first tri. As I am using my trusted old (Well semi old – approx 6 months old) Mountain Bike. I changed the tyres from MTB to slicks and did test ride, very different feeling and I’m glad I did a test ride. MTB tires live at around 30-35 PSI, road 70 – 120 depending on the tyre specs, etc. Might get a Road Bike after this weekend.

Yesterday was my final training session, Run, Stretching, Spin Bike and Swim.

Later today I’ll drop by the Finishing area and collect my race kit, just one less thing to do tomorrow morning. The race Starts at 6:45am + 12 mins for my age group which means an earlier start to the day. I suspect Lisa and I will be up @ 5am, down at the compound area around 6am. A guide to the morning will be

- Arm Numbering
- Park my Bike in the racks
- Get the gear sorted out
- Put the wetsuit on
- Get a warm up in and test the Sandy water conditions. (Walk to beach it’s approx 500m from the Transition/Compound area to the beach at Sandy)
- Attend Race briefing @ 6:35am on the Beach
- 6:45am Off they go and + 12mins later off I go

Please remember my goal is to finish at least that’s what I’m telling myself, Lisa says I win it!

I go asked the other day what the course and distances were, they are -:

Mini Triathlon - 250m swim/10km bike/2km run

Swim: off Jetty Rd.

Bike: 1 lap - from transition head north to South Rd Brighton - south to Bent Parade Black Rock - north to transition.

Run: 1 lap - transition head north through car park onto bike path to Rowy St Hampton (wooden bridge) - head back along beach track - back to transition.

So plan today is relax not to do too much, collect my race kit, get my gear in order, good meal and early to bed!

So come on down and support the event XOSIZE Tri Series at Sandringham on Sunday 21 February

Until next time from Team-LSD

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