USAT collegiate nationals is this saturday... This race really gets me going beyond any other triathlon or race. I jitters just thinking about it. My training had gone pretty well and I felt primed about 4 weeks ago which was ironically the day I got smacked by a car. Now my knee is the big question mark. It has already caused one DNF( a race the week after the accident) and one oprah paced half marathon at the tailend of a half iron race. It has been coming along much better since the half two weeks ago. The swelling is only minimal when I put force into it and I still have a few days to heal so I am hoping.
My team is ready to fly. We have three guys who should go around 2 hours or sub 2 and one guy who should be about 3-4 minutes back. This should be enough to mix it up with the better teams.
My goal: air it out from the gun and move the bike at a hard pace shooting for about 300-315 watts to leave a little in the tank and then let my guts hang out on the run. I want to hit the line thinking if that race was a half mile longer I wouldn't have finished.
The next time I write I will have taken it deeper than I ever have. It is time to find another gear.