How not to prepare for a race:
1). Freak out that you didn’t spend enough time on the bike
2). Freak out on Thursday that you haven’t run since …what? Monday? Friday? I CAN’T REMEMBER…. OH NO!
3). Look up all of your competition on Athlinks to see how you might place (actually.. this isn’t such a bad idea and had sort of motivated me but there will be no podium finish).
How to Prepare for a race:
1). Go for a 45 minute bike ride on Thursday and find yourself going 15 – 16 mph holding back. Not that it was easy letting those people pass you but you’re tough. Hold back
2). Go for a short brick run and find that even though you held back you were doing 10 minute miles
3). Swap out old ‘bug eyes’ Body Glove sunglasses for new, hot, sexy Rudy Project Rydon II’s
4). Remember that this is FUN! It’s fun!
Things not to do the day before the race:
1). Start freaking out again
I will remain calm… I will race hard… I will have fun!