Ready to go

 Here's an interesting site I heard about on IM Talk:
It says I'm an over-glider.  Reading the description, it could be correct.  Interesting site.


Still working on the spectator guide.  I finally found the website for the Q-sheet I use so I can create my guide.  It's pretty cool.  It's a spreadsheet someone created where you punch in your predicted time and it puts the time you should be in certain places on a map. I ordered it last night and I'm still waiting for them to e-mail it to me.  It should show up today.  They're pretty quick about that.  

I did my last real workout last night.  My legs have been very sore and sluggish all week.  I've been getting worried.  No more.  They're coming around quickly.  They're not 100% yet, but I kept putting out too much power on the bike and having to hold back which is a really good sign. 

The weather is looking pretty good, except it looks like it might be windy.  One site had wind gusts of up to 34 mph.  Wind could actually work to my advantage because I put a lot of time into aerodynamics, but I'd rather not deal with it. 

I picked up my packet yesterday so I'm all set to go.  It's all about race day now.


As is typical of me I'm already looking past the race and planning next season.  After the race, I'm going to do two things I've never done - a run focus, and cross country races.  I discovered that college cross country races have an open class so I'm putting together a short cross country season.  I never ran cross country and it sounds like a lot of fun so I'm really looking forward to that.  Plus, I've never focused on running.  Since getting into triathlon I've always focused on improving my bike or swim and running has always been on the back burner so I really want to work on that and see if I can improve my running.  It will be a fun change of pace if nothing else.

And, I just discovered a race in Indiana in December I'm tempted to do.  The Huff 50K, a 33 mile trail run.  Could be interesting.  Last year they ran in a few inches of snow. 


jenez_world said...

i did my video swim analysis with paul at swim smooth. they are based in my town so it really is a small world. and it was excellent. on sports day my dad was always yelling at me to show some guts and determination and i quite often think of that when things get tough. have a great race.

Anonymous said...


You read it here first.

Anonymous said...

I wasn't far off!

Fantastic race Mike, superb execution. I am delighted for you, and I hope that you are proud of your accomplishment.

Joe Wurster said...

I've been reading your blog and I have been thoroughly entertained and engaged. You should write a book. You are an inspiration. Keep it up and never let your guard down with old guys and tailpipes in the locker room.

Bicyclesidewalk said...

Really looking forward to the review of the race.
Taipei, Taiwan

Mitch Harper said...

Mike - We would really enjoy seeing you at The HUFF 50K Trail Run on the Banks of the Wabash.

Let me know what questions I can answer. Information is posted at www.HUFF50K.com. The weblog format will be replaced in a few weeks with a bright, new website for all our races - including The HUFF.

- Mitch Harper
Race Director
The HUFF 50K Trail Run
December 18, 2010
Huntington IN