Physically Ready…..Mentally Ready?????

I had my last workout today before the race tomorrow.  I am racing in the TWU Pioneer Power Sprint that will take place at TWU in Denton.

The swim is a 300 meter swim (approx 330 yards) with a 16.75 mile bike and 3.1 mile run.  The swim has me eager, nervous, anxious, etc b/c it is in a 50m pool which I have never done before.  All my training has been in a 25y pool or in the open water.  I'm not afraid that I can't do the swim b/c I know I can, but it is the unknow of going 50m before turning.  It's exciting and I think I might find it easier to get into a rhythym.  That is what I'm telling myself anyway.  I will warm-up before the race to know to pace myself until those last 100m of course.

The bike route is flat and downhill on the way out, which means uphill on the way back.  I think I can average around 23-25mph on the way out and then if I can maintain 17-19mph on the way back I can eclipse my personal best of 19mph on the bike.  I think this is achievable.

The run is a simple 5k.  I am obviously shooting to be faster then the 7:49/mile I put up at Disco and to set another personal record.

Robert, Juan and I are doing the race so it will be awesome again to be around my boys and rocking the race.

The rest of the day today is rest and relaxation.  Jackson and Karen are asleep right now so I think I will toss on the tube and lay down on the couch myself.  We have friends coming over this evening but I will be home and in a state of relaxation so it won't matter.

I will probably pack my bag in a little bit so that I have it and it's ready to go and I won't have to worry about anything tonight or at 4am tomorrow.

Until tomorrow's post about the race.....have a good one and don't forget to hydrate today as it is a hot one here in Texas.
Jason Bahamundi

About the Author:

I grew up in New York and lived there for 34 years until I got divorced and moved 1600 miles to my new home in Texas.  I love New York and miss it but that does not mean that Texas hasn’t been great to me because it has.  It was here that I discovered endurance sports and specifically the sport of triathlon.  Triathlon has given me new life through all the challenges it presents.  I no longer look at life the same way and I can say that is in part due to my endeavor into this sport.

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