Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Training in the last week

Ok. Here's my plan for the week.

1. Swim at Canyon Vista Pool today (Tues) to reassure myself that I can still do 300m (and some more) in the swimming pool.
2. Yoga on Wed.
3. Swim at Barton Springs Pool on Thu.
4. Do nothing or run a little on Fri.
4. Day before race day (Saturday) - leisure grocery shopping at Farmers' Market, packet pick up, may be brunch with the girls, pack for the race day and lie on the couch watching movies :)
5. Sunday: Rogue Women's Tri !!

I am super excited but still a little nervous since this is my first Tri. I wish I had gone to just "see" another Triathlon so I knew what it's like at the venue. Sha and I were planning to go to Danskin but we never made it. Anyway, I am guessing I'll have enough time to figure out getting changed from my swimwear to running clothes on the race day.

I am thinking about signing up for Sweet and Twisted Tri (Aug 24th) but I'll decide based on how my swim goes this weekend and if I can get a relay partner again. There is also the Nike Human Race 10k coming up on Aug 31st. Here's a little something about it.

"On 08.31.08, Nike is making a statement like no other before. Nike is putting on the World’s Largest Running Event. The 10k event will be the ultimate runner experience. By combining our digital running world with the physical, the Nike+ Human Race is open to anyone, anywhere. Nike is hosting race events in 25 cities around the world, but by logging into nikeplus.com, every city and every road can become a race-day course."

Austin is one of these 25 cities and the race is in the evening at 6.30p followed by a concert at 8.30p. I also read somewhere that Lance Armstrong will be running it but don't know which city he'll be running in. It sounds like a great race and I really want to do it but it's the labor day weekend and husband and I are still not sure about our plans for that weekend.


The Steph said...

Are you not doing the bike portion?

G3 said...

Iti!! Good luck with all the swims! and let us know how BS pool goes on Thursday! I am crossing my fingers abt today!! Those stupid plants! LOL!

Itisha said...

No Steph. Savi and I are doing the relay. She'll be biking.
Thanks G3! I am feeling much better about the BS pool after all the practice last week. Should be ok. Will update on Thu.

Sharanya said...

Frankly, Iti, the most exciting way to get understand how a tri works is to jump in with both feet as you're doing! :) I barely had any clue of what to expect for my first tri, but that made it all the more special for me.

Having familiar faces at the tri also helps greatly. My coach was there to show me around transition and cheer me at the finish. Arv was my "tri-sherpa" who faithfully carried around my tri-bag and reassured me when I became nervous at the swim start. I'll never forget that!

I'm sooo excited for you, babe! We're all there to support you, so just have fun!