Tri Diva Reunion Event? Hell, yeah!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

So While I May Not be Tri'n...

I'm still MS150-ing! This coming weekend is my last opportunity to ride before the MS150. Aaaaack!

This weekend I am increasing my distance, and doing 60 miles on Saturday and then the 60 mile Space Race on Sunday. I might get a couple more shorter rides in on before the 12th, but nothing that will have any significant impact on my training.

I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I'm not ready. Both my unplanned surgery and vacation took nearly a month of training away. And, since I didn't start soon enough, that's just poor planning on my part. It's like training for the swim in the tri -- you just keep putting it off until you HAVE TO DO IT... unless you're Jenn (aka the fish) Diva.

Last Saturday I rode with a friend's MS150 team in Huntsville. Holy sh*t! The hills killed me! We have no hills in Houston!! Add t that, I had no "granny" gear, as each time I shifted to use it I would lose my chain. We were to go 50 miles, but after 40 miles of big hills without my easy-climb gears, my legs just "bonked" I had nothing left. As I approached the crest of the last hill, my legs just wouldn't go anymore. Needless to say, my bike is getting it's tune-up as we speak. :) On Sunday I got back on the saddle to face lots of wind (courtesy of the Gulf Coast) for another 40 miles.

I keep picturing myself crossing the Finish line of the MS150. Previous years I couldn't see it, so I wouldn't even contemplate doing it. This year, for some reason, I can, despite my lack of preparedness for the event.

Hope you are all training well and remember I'm rooting for all of you!

2 comments:

Courtney said...

you're going to do great, D!

JennDiva said...

*glurb glub bluggle blurgle*

That's fishish for GOOD LUCK!!!!