Race Ready!

Greetings Sports Fans!  I’ve gone from performance anxiety to race ready and that is a welcomed thing, indeed.  How did Iget there?

First of all, I know how to make use of a neglected weight bench.  I turned it into a bike stand so I could clean my bike to a state of race ready shiny bright goodness.  Observe:

Working the weight bench like it's never been worked before

Working the weight bench like it's never been worked before


Just add PVC and voila!

Just add PVC and voila!


So Shiney I couldn't get it in focus!

So Shiney I couldn't get it in focus!


I also looked up how to fix a problem I was having with the chain dropping.  I have a triple on that bike and although I do my level best never to use the small chain ring (thereby making me work harder than you people with a compact double and yes – I mean YOU Cheryl 🙂 if I want it I don’t want to fall over because the chain jams between the ring and the frame.  So, thanks to the largess of the interwebs I found out how to fix it by adjusting the cable and now it’s fine.  Very excited about that!

Tomorrow I will do this ride again:


That ride compares pretty favorably to Oceanside except it’s a little harder:

Three Bears vs. Oceanside

Three Bears vs. Oceanside

This will be the 4th or 5th time I’ve done this ride this year and so far so good so I think that means I’m ready.  Sunday I run easy for 90 minute and then I will rest Monday, easy spin ride Tuesday, swim easy with a short easy  run Wed, drive to Oceanside on Thursday and rock the chaise lounge, pick up my stuff Friday and rock the chaise lounge some more then eat a nice dinner, hit the hay early, get up in the morning and race!

The weather is supposed to be nice. I have a bunch of people doing this with me and I’m trained.  I don’t think it gets any better than that.

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5 Responses to Race Ready!

  1. fe-lady says:

    I no longer have a compact…but I want one again! 🙂
    Where are you staying in Oceanside? I SO want to be there-wish there was an easy way to get there and watch you! You sound ready and you will have a great race!

  2. jeanne says:

    so exciting!!!! See we knew you’d get THROUGH THE WALL, heh.

    You sound ready in body, mind, bike and spirit!

  3. Don says:

    That is the cleanest cassette I have ever seen. Blindingly clean!

  4. IHateToast says:

    mmm. graph is chocomint. mmmm.

  5. hilary says:

    have a great race! enjoy your easy week this week beforehand (even though the weather is awesome for outdoor pursuits — I bet it would be good for sitting in your yard with a tasty beverage and a book, too!)

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