Saturday, October 15, 2011

Pre Race Jitters

Tomorrow is my last race of the season, Atlantic Coast Triathlon - and the first race for me on the east coast.  I'm not going to lie, I'm not a fan of the Atlantic Ocean.  The gulf is no biggie - maybe you'll see some fish, some rays and a few jelly fish, but nothing huge.  But the Atlantic, you can get bumped by strange objects in the murky water.  Thankfully, I'm in the 3rd wave, so hopefully I'll just get bumped by random people! 

So this is another solo race for me.  Big J is having a 'man camping' weekend and no one else from PCB is racing.  But I do have several of my awesome east coast friends who will be here. 
Remember the raw food parties that I attend when I'm traveling in Jacksonville?  Well, the wonderful Chef, Doris, met up with me for check in today.  This is her first race since April due to an injury - so she is fresh and ready to rock out this 70.3!
Doris prepping her bike
 The princess is ready to go
The girls are ready for the bike party

So I'm lounging in this huge hotel room (thanks Hilton for the gold card upgrade!) Getting my normal pre race nerves.  Did I train enough?  Do I have all of my nutrition?  Water bottles in the freezer? Gear bag packed?  You know, the normal jitters.  But to be honest - I know I've slacked in my swimming the past few months, so I'm not looking at a stellar swim (unless I get bumped by random sea life).  But the bike course is fast and flat and the run course is flat and shady.  Did I mention that it's not going to be hot and humid either?   So hopefully I'll fair with a good time! 

For those of you doing Ironman Florida - per my gulf swim yesterday - all of the jelly fish are gone.  For now :)  I'll try my best to keep them way for the next three weeks!! 

Happy Training!! 

10 comments:

Lindsay and James Cotter said...

oh good luck!! wish I could send you some healthy bites for the race. I bet you'll do great!
LC

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

kick ass tomorrow Chloe!! weather is looking fab. thanks for shoo-ing away the jellyfish.

Libby said...

GO CHLOE!!!! Sending you fast vibes from.the air!

Christi said...

I hope you had a great race Chloe!

Colleen said...

Hope the race went well. Will you be around during IMFL? I'm coming down to cheer and would LOVE to meet you!

Charles said...

Hope the race went well!!!

Katie said...

WELL?!?!?!?

Heidi Austin, PT, DPT said...

can't wait to read the RR :) and can't wait to meet doris and see U VERY VERY soon !

runforwine.net said...

This is awsome. i'll have to go check twitter and see how you did. I somehow missed that.

MissFancyPants said...

ohh I want to hear how you did! RR soon??