I am now 2 weeks away from my first 2016 race. I am ready, though nerves are getting me a little bit at the moment. So, what is it?
For the last three months, I have been getting my workouts in. (My coach is reading this, so I have to admit to missing a full week for illness and I did cut a few short here and there.) But, for the most part workouts have been completed. I have my nutrition down far better than I did for Austin, and I have changed over to gels from bars. I have added new data that I believe will help me get through the bike portion without burning myself out. I have been swimming with a lot more ease lately, even getting to the point of being comfortable in the water (even though the gym keeps the pool at a balmy 70 degrees).
Again, why the nerves? I am at the point now where I believe the nerves are a symptom of not getting a lot of time with the open water swim. OWS isn’t totally natural and so doing it is a bit of a stretch. Biking for a long time and running a long distance isn’t as crazy.
With just 9 days left until race day, I am really excited!
Race number is 1232 if you are interested in tracking.