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Thursday, August 03, 2006

Will it hurt…?

It better!

One time while listening to a triathlon training seminar I heard that during a race you should be prepared to feel some degree of pain because you are RACING and therefore pushing harder than you usually do. For some reason that comment stuck with me and I think about it every time that I race. It does not matter the race I think about it and it helps me to understand how my body should feel as I am getting through the event. For some people other thought processes help but for the Clot Buster that is the solution.

So, during this 70.3 Mile journey you can expect him to be making all kinds of funny faces as he attempts to cope with the pain he is feeling because he is racing. Perhaps my wife will be able to capture some of the faces and I can post them here for your entertainment.

So, because you are racing you should be feeling pain. With that pain, here are the goals for the race if I had to classify them in order of importance, from most important to “Man, I wish I could do that, pass the pain killer IV over here…!”:

Goal Number One: TO FINISH THE RACE (even if I have to crawl to the finish…)
Goal Number One***: TO HAVE A BLAST!
Goal Number Two: To be able to put together a solid 13.1 Mile run (in past Half Iron races the run has failed me big time)
Goal Number Three: To cross the finish line faster than my previous best time of 5 hours and 36 minutes.
Goal Number Four: To aim for a 5:15 finish time.
Goal Number Five (A lot more pain that I am willing to handle, I think): To possibly add another race to my race schedule… in Clearwater, FL.

Let’s see how things end up Saturday. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Thanks for reading.

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Habeela said...

Here's to hoping you make your goals. See you out there!

marz_racer said...

Hey there. I hope you had a good race and had some fun. I think I passed you early on in the bike. I kind of get in a zone when I race, so I notice people but I usually can't get any words out. Hopefully you suffered less than I did on the hot run course.

My 60th Triathlon Finish !!!

My 60th Triathlon Finish !!!
First Time ever My Son got to cross the finish line with me. Without a doubt a Wonderful Experience