One Week to Mission Bay
Mission Bay is just around the corner and the excitement I'm feeling is starting to build.
As of writing this, I'm just over a week out from race day. I'm so excited to get out there again.
The last couple of weeks have been difficult with a lot of work and family stuff going on. When things are normal I feel in control and level-headed. When life starts to deviate from the mean it really affects my mental state. I need to work on handling this better.
Often data can be a distraction for me. I usually remind myself that if I stop thinking and put in the effort required I'll be fine. Well this week that wasn't going to work. Data assured me I was in fact fine. That the extra stuff around me was draining me but my heart rate wasn't spiking and my pace/power has been right where it should be.
After a brief freak out this week, I'm feeling better today. I've got a checklist for my race day. I've got a timeline for the morning and plan for warming up and eating. I'm pumped. It's only a sprint but it's something more for me.
When I signed up for this race I was hoping I'd be in this position today. Excited and ready. I'm definitely ready. Of course the elite athlete in me is thinking I should be further along in training and much faster but I need to ignore that voice for now. 11 weeks I couldn't swim 500 yards without my arms falling off and lungs burning like a raging forest fire. So I'm ready. I ran a 5k this morning under 30 minutes. I hope to do the same next week.