The event day weather forecast looks very promising. Perfect for running, cooI for swimming and cycling. Good to know so I can dress appropriately.
My race day plan starts Friday night. I plan to have everything packed and get to sleep early. I will wake up Saturday at 3:00 AM get in some coffee and food and leave the house by 4:00 AM for the 1 hour drive to Lake Geneva. I have packet pickup and transition area setup to knock out and will wait for the 7:30 am start. I am sure watching the strange breed that are triathletes will pass the time quickly. I can do a national geographic like voice over for my wife while we observe them.
The swim goes in waves of 50 spaced 3 minutes apart. I can confidently place myself at the back of the pack. If swim times work out like they did last year I will be part of the bottom 1%. It is a good thing putting on a wet suit is not part of the race, it takes forever. I am glad I bought the wet suit though after seeing the weather forecast and experiencing how easy it is to swim in one with the added buoyancy.
The swim results from last year’s race. Someone has to have the worst time, perhaps it will be me?
I have taken it easy this past week with just one full intensity work out, an 11 mile 6:57 pace long run on Wednesday. Every other swim, run, and bike was of low intensity or duration. My six week triathlon preparation came out to 40 hours of training. Running took up 15 hours -105 miles, not bad for recovering from injury. Swimming took up 15 hours and more if you count watching video and reading up on technique. Six weeks ago I could not swim 25 yards without being out of breath, 500+ yards is quite the improvement. Cycling suffered – I had to learn to swim after all, and I knocked out 9 hours, 134 miles.
|Six week triathlon training summary courtesy of Garmin Connect|