• First and foremost = have fun and finish
• The time goals:
Swim = roughly 30 minutes...I can do 1.5k in less in ideal conditions, but this is freezing open water with tons of swimmers around me for the first time
T1 = swim->bike...shouldn't take too long, right? I'm hoping for under 4 minutes, depending on how far I have to run to get to my bike...let's say 5 to be safe...
Bike = 40k...I'm hoping ideally I can go sub 1:20. This requires around an 18.5 mph average...I think I'm capable of that - but this is the biggest question mark for me. I'm pretty sure I can finish in under 1:30, so that's my "B" goal...
T2 = bike->run....again shouldn't be a big deal, let's say 3 minutes!
Run = 10k...on a good running day I might be able to break 50 minutes (around 8 min/mile pace,) but after the run I'm thinking around 54 minutes...let's say 55.
That brings me in at 2:55. Breaking 3 hours (which I'm told is a respectable time) would definitely be huge in my book. I'd really love to give it a go. I'm feeling pretty darn confident in my training - I've worked hard...especially on the bike which is newest to me. My friend Billy says he's never heard me so confident going into a race. I sure hope so. I know I can finish. It'd be rocking to go for a killer time on my first, but if I don't make it in the twos I'll have many, many more chances! Can't wait for Sunday! (and the party after!) :)