T minus 11 days until Nations. I am getting pretty excited!
We got our bib numbers last week: I am lucky number...
I will be going to one last open water swim practice at Gunston Cove this Sunday. They will have a 500 meter course set up and you can swim it as many times as you want. I plan on doing three loops so I can get the full 1500 meters in and feel confident for the following weekend. Also, I am not sure what the water temp in the Potomac is suppose to be next week, but I haven't swam in my wet suit yet. So, I figured this would be a great opportunity to swim in my suit should I want to use it during the tri. I'm still undecided about the whole wet suit thing though come race day. I have done all of my open water swims without one, so yeah I'm just not sure what to do?
After I cross the finish line at Nations my first season of triathlons will come to an end :( But, I must say that I have had so much fun this year! I loved trying to juggle all three sports as apposed to just training for a running race. Don't get my wrong, training for a running race takes just as much of a time commitment, but I never had to train twice a day while running. There is something about never having enough time in a day to do anything, but yet somehow finding the time to run in the morning and bike in the evening that just intrigues me. I think I love the challenge of the training and reward of crossing the finish line after all the hard work. It's just the best feeling in the world.
I will be a little lost after 9/11 with all my new found free time. Ok, I don't know how much free time I will actually have because I still have 4 more planned races (3 half marathons and a 15k) before the end of the year, but it will feel like free time since I will be using cycling and swimming as cross fit days.
I am trying to look ahead to next year and plan out my race schedule, but I have to hold off until I get my Gymnastics Meet schedule. Every meet always seems to fall on a day I want to race. So far the only thing I have on the books will be my first HIM, mooseman :)
Ok I think I have done enough rambling for today.
Happy Tues and I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler temps in the morning (perfect running weather, right?)