I am going to be racing the Oliver Half Iron put on by Dynamic race events. The last time I was here, it was 2012, I did an Olympic, and it was my first race in BC after moving back from Montreal. This race is #2 of 3 scheduled for the year, and I feel relaxed! We are staying at beautiful Spirit Rodge resort, and it feels like a race-cation. Today we even got some wine tasting in, and pool side sitting. (All, of course, while I taking plenty of salty water and a few more carbs than normal.)
I was out on a ride today, and I was able to go fast without much effort. Exactly what you hope for. The day before a race. It is going to be ridiculously hot tomorrow: in the likes of 35 degrees. Last year, when sean and I did the granFondo, it was just above that (37 or so), and it was Tough! So: what are my goals?
Time goals are out of the window: the bike is an extra 5km, so I doubt it's a PR day wih that extra 10ish minutes of riding.
Consistency is up there: starting my run manageable, with quick cadence and controlled HR. No fly and dies & running the hills.
Keeping cool will be essential tomorrow.
Good nutrition is up on the goals list: to fuel like I will in Ironman. Plenty of fluids (I think I can handle more than I drink now), potatoes in race time. Eat to fuel a marathon, even if I am only racing a half.
Go hard. Race with all my heart. Feel happy to be wrecked tomorrow after the race.
See you on the flip side.