Race Preparation – dos and don’ts

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!

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15 Responses to Race Preparation – dos and don’ts

  1. Molly says:

    You will do great! Look at you with those great speeds even while holding back. Good luck tomorrow!

  2. Wendy says:

    You go!! (You’ll do just fine.)

    Love those new sunnies, BTW.

  3. 21st century Sis says:

    Great shades! Kick Ask!

  4. Misty says:

    Definitely better. In the first one, you look kinda pissed. In the second one, you look determined.

  5. runner susan says:

    The hot hot is working for ya! Way to go.

  6. suzee says:

    Hot, indeed! Throw a little shimmery lip gloss on and you’re ready for the red carpet.

    Good luck! Hope the fog comes in a little tonight for ya.

  7. jeanne says:

    you look cute in both! GOOD LUCK YOU’RE GONNA KICK ASS!

  8. jeanne says:

    you look cute in both! GOOD LUCK YOU’RE GONNA KICK ASS!

  9. Sub6 says:

    Go get ’em! Good Luck!

  10. In bocca al lupo, Sweetie.

  11. iliketoast says:

    the best prep is just to forget … you can’t do it before you do it … you can quote me on those

  12. You wrote:
    will remain calm… I will race hard… I will have fun!

    Good mantra!

  13. shelley says:

    Love the racing glasses, they are sooo you!

  14. fe-lady says:

    Love the new glasses!
    Can’t wait to hear how you did!!!

  15. aka Alice says:

    Love the glasses…

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