Monday, May 30, 2011

It's Official...

We're ready.

This weekend each of our workouts was longer than each of our legs on race day.
We swam 1.5 miles and then got dressed and biked 74 miles yesterday (yep...I knocked last week's longest ride ever out of the water by adding another mile and a half to this week's ride) and our Saturday 16 mile "beer" run obviously went splendidly.

We have two more long workouts - next Saturday is a 60/10 brick and HOORAY...it's supposed to be HOT here. Well...Oregon in Spring "hot"...maybe close to 80 degrees?? and then the following Saturday is Bull Run. That will be worth a whole post on it's own.

I feel good. I am getting tired of the long days - I left for the lake at 8:15am yesterday and didn't arrive home until 5:30pm. Yay for fun! Grrr for family.
My legs feel super strong.
My throat is kind of sore today...so I'm hoping it goes away as quickly as it arrived.
1 million and 1 things running through my brain. 1 million and 1 things on my "to do" list. 1 million and 2 excuses I can come up with to put them all off...
I'm heading to bed with, I'm sure, dreams of race day in my head...


Q: How do you know your date with a triathlete is half over?
A: She says "but enough about me - wanna hear about my bike?" 

Q: How do you know if there is a triathlete at your party? 
A: She'll tell you.

Soon...very soon...the tri talk will cease...
somewhat...



19 comments:

Megan said...

Heck yes you're ready! What a weekend! I love those triathlete jokes, oh so true!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I'm enjoying your tri talk. You are going to do so well at Pacific Crest!

Kate said...

So cool. Julie, your training has been so strong and so consistent...you're going to rock this. Wow, that's a long training day. I think my husband would rebel...not sure the teenagers would notice. :)

Michelle said...

Love hearing all about it! :) Not sure my family would put up with me, so CELEBRATE! :)

Small Town Runner said...

Almost there! Hope it's not too hot for race day :)

XLMIC said...

Truly blown away by your preparations! You are READY! You will be so ready come race day! Keep telling us all about it... we LOVE it :)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Awesome job ... hope the weather cooperates with you for your final workouts!

misszippy said...

Love those little jokes at the end--so true! You are getting into awesome shape; that's such a great feeling!

Tri-Living...Together said...

You are soo strong!! I know you are going to do amazing in this race!!!!!

Jill said...

74 miles? YAY for you! I'm still paying for the 66 I did a week and a half ago :). You're doing awesome, girl....so excited for you!!! And I have to get my tri fix somewhere, so no shutting down the talk after, ok!??

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

ha! my husband loves/hates when I get around other runners because we can't help but talk shop

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Nice work!!! You are definetly ready

I giggled at the jokes

Julie said...

You are a beast! You better not stop posting after the race!!!?!?!? Girl I love reading about you. :) However I can see how the long days could be taking their toll on family life.

Giggled at the jokes and the thought of BDD giggling. :)

Aimee said...

You are so READY! You are going to do awesome! Woohoo!!

Loved the jokes..ha ha!

ajh said...

Continue to talk about it. Love hearing it all. Sweet dreams only about the race!

Mike said...
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Mike said...

Nice solid training! I know the feeling about obsessing over a race and having friends and family pretending to be interested, but obviously not really (and I don't blame them). That was one of the reasons I started blogging.

Amanda@runninghood said...

You sound so ready! So great to be almost there! And so funny that we both posted pictures of people that the other one knows. I got mine from the Newport website. :)

Julie D. said...

amazing!! You are going to rock it!