Saturday, May 21, 2011

Race Goals

  1. Don’t drown.  (Yes, I know I switched to the duathlon and will not be swimming, but not drowning is always a goal of mine)
  2. Don’t crash my bike.
  3. Treat the day like a training day, because I’m certainly not racing this silly thing!
  4. Walk my bike on the big hills, even though there are a ton of them.  (Sub-goal:  actually be on my bike for more than two-thirds of the bike course)
  5. Beat the bike course cut-off time, which means averaging over 12 mph.
  6. Beat the run course cut-off time, which means averaging faster than a 13 minute mile pace.
  7. Even if I gotta come in with the course-sweepers, beat the overall race cutoff time of 8 hours and 30 minutes.
  8. Keep smiling, keep moving forward.

11 comments:

Running Ricig said...

I LOVE your goals. Especially the first two that almost made me spit out my coffee from laughing. You're awesome.

Good luck!!

RockStarTri said...

Have fun - rock the celebration. you've got this now go and surprise yourself.

Alma said...

Great goals. Good luck P!

Char said...

Love # 1 and 2. It's always good to aim not to hurt, maim or kill yourself in a race. And #3 I'll be using myself today.

Lancer!! said...

Wow. Just read the Duathlon course. Even that sounds pretty ambitious, and it sounds like you can totally do it! Rock on, P!

-L.

ajh said...

Those sound like good goals. Are there usually bike cut off times? I looked on the website to see if there were some in the one I want to do and I cant find any. That would be a big fear of mine. I bet you will do great.

Aimee said...

Good luck!!!

Anita said...

great goals, And acheivable! cant wait to hear how you do! sounds like you are going to have a blast!

trifitmom said...

nice goals

Julie said...

I like #8.
Relentless forward motion is always my motto. Whether it is running, walking, or crawling on my hands and knees...RFM.

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