I can’t believe my second triathlon is tomorrow! I’m a little nervous. Mostly dreading getting up early, if I’m honest.
Swim – 500 meters
I don’t really know how to set a swim goal. I can probably swim 500 meters in about 12 minutes in the pool. I think? I don’t really time myself very carefully when I swim, and most of my swim workouts are much longer and not going for speed. Open water swimming is so different. I swam a little over a mile in about 55 minutes this week, which would translate to about 15 minutes for 500 meters. But, I should be able to go faster since it’s a short distance. I think I’ll stick to a goal of 12 minutes. If I’m off, I’m off.
Bike – 10 miles
If I can keep my pace above 16 mph, then I can do the bike in less than 40 minutes. The course is super front loaded with downhill and then a gradual uphill the whole second half. My challenge will be not getting too scared to take advantage of the downhills.
Run – 3.1 miles
The part I dread the most! I’m just really slow. And my left knee has been feeling wonky for the past week or so. I will be pumped if I can be below 35 minutes, which is right around 11 minute miles.
I’m going to set an overall goal of sub 1:30, but I’ll be happy to be below 1:35. Looking at last year’s results, that would put me pretty far back in the pack, but pretty good for the Athena division.