I'm so excited because my first tri of the season is coming up in two days! It's an Olympic-distance race and is my "small" race this year. WHAT? My small race? Last year, the Olympic-distance race was my "A race," "The Big Race," "My longest race ever!" Now here I sit with only one Olympic-distance under my belt and I'm getting ready to race this one as (what my coach calls) my "warm up race!"
I thought it would be a good idea to go back over my blog from the past two years of racing triathlons and remember the lessons I was supposed to have learned from my other races. So, here it goes...
- Practice lateral breathing. Hmmm...I haven't done this much.
- Practice hills on both my bike and my run. Check!
- Always have a water bottle on my bike before the race begins. Yep, gotta remember this one.
- Always have my race numbers ready and attached the night before the race. Well, I won't be able to do this one since I'm picking up my race packet the morning of the race. I'm a little nervous about doing this since I've never done it before.
- Learn more about cycling. Check
- Go back to basics with the swim. Check
- Always set two alarm clocks. Gotta do this one!
- Always stretch, stretch, stretch. Lesson learned here big time!