Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thoughts of Augusta

It's almost go time. This is my "A" race of the year. Big "A" race. Callaway was an "A" race too, but its short enough that if you sneeze, you'll miss it :-)

I am ready. My body is slim, trim, beaten into shape. I am stronger than last year. Stronger than Ironman. Plus, I gotz my hair cut!

This race is huge. 3400+ athletes. There are three waves in my age group. That's waves M-L-C for you young people (that's mid life crisis). ROFL...

I have been doing these zippy little workouts, but I am ready to wind it down. I feel so sore when I wake up in the morning, but when I get into the workout, I am kicking arse, which is the way it should be.

Dee Dee and I will be making the trip down Saturday. I want to arrive around lunch time to avoid having to rush to do anything. It's about a two hour drive from Atlanta. Driving over should be a no brainer.

There will be tons and tons of bloggie peeps at this race. Some who will be spectating, and some who will be tuning up for their first Iron distance race. I can't wait to see everybody! It's almost more fun than racing!!

This is a super special race for me. I honestly didn't think that this year would be all that exciting for me. It being an "off" year and all. Thanks to Dee Dee and my coach, I have the opportunity to chase my dream of going sub-6. A special mwah!! to both of you (extra special for Dee Dee).

My race plans? Remember the scene from Lord of the Rings. Gandalf tells Aragorn before the Battle of Helms Deep.

"Look for my coming, at second light on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the east."

and in my own words...

Look for me at the end of the fifth hour in the med tent! Sub-6 or death...

SPARTA!!!! :-)

Wes

23 comments:

Stef said...

Ha! Great post Wes. You'll dooo eeeet!!!!!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

you are so funny! Hope you stay a clear distance from any medical tent. GO GO GADGET... I mean Go Go WES!!!!

Kim said...

wes - there is something in the fall 2009 air that SCREAMS sub-6.

youve been in the training and youre ready to go! KICK ASS!

Chad Sayban said...

SPARTA!!!

Jess said...

Good luck Wes!!! I hope you kick some serious booty!

Carolina John said...

hahahaha, good luck bro. sounds like you are ready to rock it out with your med tent out. wait.

have fun dude! sub 6 or bust!

Molly said...

Woohoo!!! See ya soon! (though apparently later than expected, thankyouDeltaAirlines)

Darrell said...

Love, love, love the enthusiasm! Go for it, Wes!

J~Mom said...

That MLC comment had me LOL!!!

Awesome Wes!!!!!! Go and rock it!!

Lily on the Road said...

Wesolicious, you will ROCK this tri!

have a great time and yes, you and Dee Dee have had one heck of a year, but in true form, and in the middle of your MLC, SPARTA!!!!

xoxoxxo

LBTEPA said...

GO WES GO!!!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Best wishes, Wes.

SPARTA!

Michelle said...

Woohooo!!!!! GO WES!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Go Wes!! Cheering for you, Go Sub 6!!!

Juls said...

Go Wes!

Runner Leana said...

Good luck this weekend Wes!!!! I'll be rooting for you!

Shannon said...

Weslicious you will Rock it Out! I can't wait to hear every morsal about how awesome it was. :)

Calyx Meredith said...

Auspicious LOTR ref! You got this one, man. Sub-6 or bust! (That said - I'm sooooo pulling for the "not bust" option!) Go Wes!

Jess said...

Love the "sparta!" at the end there! Good luck, Wes, you're gonna do awesome!

teacherwoman said...

Wahoo! Go get 'em Wes!

Karen said...

6:07:02... a PB... looking forward to hear about the good the bad and the ugly of the race!

Get some rest and eat plenty. Safe journey home x

LBTEPA said...

Just checked the web site -WELL DONE WES!!!

Steph Bachman said...

Hope you had a great race, Wes! It was a beautiful day - I'm sorry we didn't see you.