Thursday, June 04, 2009

It's That Time

and has it been a long time coming...

I haven't raced since November 1, 2008, the day for which it will always be rememebered:  I became Iron.

I haven't swam in a race without my wet suit since July 13, 2008.  Yea, we won't go there.  Thinking happy happy thoughts about this upcoming swim.  Six hundred meters is...  short.

I have a new racing motto for 2009:  Breath Later!

Coach and I have crafted a well thought out race plan for the High Falls Sprint this Saturday.  It sounds like this:  go, go, go!!  LOL...  Basically, it boils down to this.

1.  Swim like there is no bike afterwards
2.  Bike like there is no run afterwards
3.  Run like you stole something

After reffing soccer matches all weekend (3 games a day for 3 days), my legs were pretty tired last night on my run.  I'm not sure what that means for this weekend, but I plan to give them some TLC for the next two days.

I am so excited for this race.  It feels like the first time.  Come Saturday, it's just me, my bike, and my shoes.  I don't have any expectations.  I am planning to donate a lung to the cause.

Race report to follow...

Wes

27 comments:

technobeast said...

Good luck, Wes! I'll keep fingers crossed!

Kim said...

ill be channeling my inner cheerleader for you!!! will be sending you good vibes from my race in NH! good luck wes - all your hard training will pay off for sure.

Lily on the Road said...

Have a GREAT time Wes, glad you're getting back to your roots of Tri-ing. That is were you excel!

Jess said...

Good luck!

An Athlete In Training said...

Glad to see that excitement! Good luck this weekend, have a blast.

teacherwoman said...

Looks good! Good luck to you!

Jess said...

Good luck! I hope you have fun!

Backofpack said...

Best of luck Wes! Play hard, that's what we always say, and racing comes under that category. Have a blast!

Bob - BlogMYruns.com said...

Good Luck Wes, Keep MOVING !!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

Bring it on Wes!! You will be iron hardcore for it!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

oh... forgot... is there nothing you can do to make Marcy stay?!! Work some majic man.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Good luck, Wes!!

J~Mom said...

Go Wes!!! You got this! All of your core work will pay off!

Michelle said...

Good luck, and have fun!!!!

Kevin said...

Good luck!!rock it out

Carolina John said...

Good luck bro. sounds like a well-thought-out plan.

Carolina John said...

and it's about time you took on another race! took you dang long enough.

Smithposts said...

Sounds like a good, solid plan for the weekend race...breath later. Best of luck and look forward to your report!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Great race strategy. Remember to have fun too!!

Missy said...

Yay, Wes! It's such a weird feeling, isnt' it? My first race is this Saturday (from 11/1/08) as well. I'm nervous and I'm only doing a relay (swim and run portion). I'll be thinking of you. If you're not puking at the end, you didn't do it right;)

Darrell said...

Its go time!

LBTEPA said...

hAVE FUN!!

Runner Leana said...

Wes, that sounds like the perfect race plan! Good luck out there this weekend!!!!!!

Karen said...

You're going to whiz like a speeding bullet! Zoooommmmmm!

Have a fun one! :o)

Ryan said...

Yeah! I love racing...well except Nascar, but I think its just the announcers I don't like. Oh yeah this is about you right?

Have a great time and welcome back to the race scene!

Makita said...

Wishing you all the best, Wes! Love the 3 stage mantra... "Run like you stole something!" :D

Juls said...

A lung, eh?
[smiling]