Tuesday, July 21, 2009

RACE WEEK! Open Water Wednesday TOMORROW!!

Hi triathletes!
This is it...race week is finally here! Think about all the hard work you've done to get to this point. It's normal to wonder, "Did I do enough? Could I have done more?" But trust me, the LAST THING you want to do this week is go swim 10 miles, bike 247 miles, and run 8 marathons. Welcome to taper week...where you cut down your volume a bit, but still throw in a little intensity. For instance, when you are swimming, visualize the swim race morning--the beach, the sun rising, and the 40 or so other swimmers trying to get around you! When you go for an easy ride this week, try a few 2-3 minute pushes at your race pace. And when you do your last run, try to think about how it will feel to run on the race course Sunday. Do a few 2-3 minute pushes to your race pace, and visualize yourself flying down the course. Visualization is a great preparation for race day!

Have you registered for the race yet? Time is running out! Register here!

We only have ONE SCHEDULED WORKOUT THIS WEEK: Open Water Wednesday TOMORROW at 6pm at Columbia Beach. We'll go over last minute race details, give you a checklist of things to bring, discuss what to wear and eat/drink, and just generally get pretty psyched up for Sunday morning. There will be no brick this Friday, as you should just do a short ride on your own. Saturday it would be a good idea to just stay off your feet, relax, hydrate with water and sports drink, and be careful of what you're eating. Saturday is NOT THE TIME to have mass quantities of Taco Bell and Mountain Dew. It will NOT be pretty. ;)

Finally, we are putting together our pre-race pasta dinner for 5:00pm at Huntington Beach in Bay Village! The cost will be $7 and includes pasta, garlic bread, drinks, and salad. This will be a great time to pick up your race packet from 1-4 (if you want--you can also do this race morning!) and relax before the big day...and of course, eat some carbs! Please RSVP to Coach Sara at a brick by bringing your $7 food charge. If you can't make it to a workout before the race but want to attend, please let Coach Sara know and we'll work it out!


See you tomorrow--as always, bring running gear in case of inclement weather or waves. And check the blog here for the most up-to-date information!

Happy Taper Week,
Team Evotri

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