Visualizing Race Day


I haven’t posted in awhile…it’s been a busy summer of travel and squeezing in training sessions. But overall, I’ve really enjoyed the switch from marathon to triathlon training.

A few weeks ago I visited the race site, beautiful Rocky Gap State Park.  Two girlfriends went out with me and we made a day of it–took a picnic lunch and I celebrated later with a milkshake (it was the first day out of the 90-day nutrition challenge). My friend, Lily, has done triathlons before so we brought our Speedos and swim caps and did a little swim on the other side of the roped off area. It was a little nerve-wracking because I kept visualizing race day with lots of people all around me.  And even though I could sort of see the bottom, sighting in a lake is going to be so much harder than in the pool. I kept asking her questions so it was more of a Q&A session for me than much of an actual workout! But it helped to visualize things a bit beforehand.

Race day is only 18 days away! I’m excited and nervous!  Since June I have made so much progress with all aspects of training and am truly amazed at what hard work and perseverance can do.  I just hope the water isn’t too cold on race day!

Rocky Gap State Park 1

Rocky Gap State Park 2 photo (8)

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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One Response to Visualizing Race Day

  1. Good luck in your final weeks of race prep! You will rock it! I moved from marathons to tris too! They are addicting!

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