Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Big Olympic Coming up!

St. Anthony's Olympic Triathlon is on Sunday. Just like my training before Clermont's Olympic, I'm pretty much full of long, slow distance, and very little "fast". The reality of the situation...as much as I'd have liked to make this race an early "A" race, I really didn't. I'm totally looking past it for IMCdA - as I should be.


I did time it right to put a recovery week in the week before this race however.


So I will be racing on fresh legs. That aught to be fun. Last year I went 2:48 at this race. I'm certainly wanting to go faster, but I'm doubting I've got the speed to break into the top 10 of Clydesdales this year. I'm sure it will take 2:32 to get 10th place this year. I'm just hoping to get into the 2:30's....like 2:39:59 even.

After getting up and stretching this morning, "fresh" legs seems to be a far off fantasy. After 2 days of no training, but a lot of walking around, they still feel sore. Maybe that's due to hefting around 300lbs of metal shelving and moving storage boxes on to them in our garage. It's spring time, and like most folks, I get the urge to get stuff organized and cleaned up around this time of year. Well, I take that back. It's summer time here - spring was last Tuesday for about 2 seconds.

18 comments:

Curly Su said...

st. anthony's was the first olympic tri i ever did...i love that race...and st. petersburg is gorgeous. have fun!!

Danielle in Iowa said...

I keep some undergraduate minions around to drag around heavy stuff for me - you should get yourself some of those! My only test before hiring them is to see how fast they can walk 100 ft while hauling two marine batteries.

Good luck this weekend!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Is this your second post complaining about the weather???

I thought you had a "YEAR round training grounds" around there.

Man, I'll take a MN winter over a Florida summer anytime. (although I want a bit less winter)

Dan Seifring said...

Kick some ass Bigun.

Spokane Al said...

I agree with jumper on your weather comments. We had the same experience of a day or two of spring - except it then moved back to winter up here.

Good luck on your race. Concerning your comment about fresh legs - I don't think any part of my body feels fresh anymore.

Supalinds said...

Good luck!! I am so jealous of your weather and your already in swing race season. Effing winter!

Go get that 2:30-something, it is all yours!!

JohnnyTri said...

good luck Vato this weekend.. Just remember, its not CdA! dont punk yourself for the week after the race unless you want to be riding behind me at CdA..!! HA

momo said...

good luck!!

oh, and in im training? fresh legs is all relative. :-)

Cody the Clydesdale said...

Good luck gigun! I hope you do well. 2:32 to just be top 10? They sure grow em fast over there!

SUB6 said...

Good Luck! ... Just keep focusing on 2:39:59 and it will be ... or you'll blow up and finish in 3hrs ... either way have a great race! :) I look forward to the race report.

Tea said...

Good Luck!

excel man said...

Enjoy the race and don't get bike-jacked in gorgeous South St Pete.

Wendy said...

Best of luck, Bigun! Enjoy!

TRI-ROB said...

Ok Mr. Negative Pants! What the hell man! Start telling yourself that you're finishing sub 2:39:59 right NOW... and it'll happen. You and I BOTH know that that is well within your reach... so get busy !

De Opresso Liber! (In this case YOU'RE the oppressed... self-imposed of course)

Breathe..

IronTriTim said...

Come on Bigun, change the record. As Jumper said, 2 posts on the weather, all yar round training centre etc. :-) Good luck in St Anthony's

S. Baboo said...

good luck at St. Andy's...and what is this urge yo speak of? As long as I can access my tri gear I'm fine.

blink140pnt6 said...

Shake 'N' Bake brother Bigun.

btw watched 300. Kick ass!

Green Eyed Lady (aka GEL) said...

Good luck and try not to get chicked this time (on film, that is!) ;)