Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Sunshine!

There was a sliver of daylight on my bike commute this morning! Enough that I could see the road more from the light produced by the sun than from my bike commuting light. This completely made my day, and then I realized on Saturday the time changes and I will lose my morning light again. Oh well, I get three more days to enjoy it!

I signed up for an Olympic distance triathlon this weekend. It has been five months since I raced a triathlon and I thought it might be good to get some race practice again. You know, in case I forgot how to take off my wetsuit. Or swim. Or remove my helmet before running out of transition.

I also signed up as "elite" since it is a small race. I have never raced elite before. For some reason this is now freaking me out. The elite guys and girls all start together and I'm envisioning everyone taking off while I end up swimming by myself and then get caught and clobbered by some fast age groupers. Oh well, I suppose that in itself would be good practice!

19 comments:

ADC said...

You will be just fine. I also saw some daylight at my run this morning and this has made my day. Yay. And our clocks don't change for another three weeks!!!!

Natalie said...

You will do great! Your training is solid. Just keep it in perspective (which is the hardest thing to do)...you won't likely be in peak condition so be satisfied with a solid performance. It's practice! Good luck!

GoBigGreen said...

you will surprise yourself and the best thing is that you should have an open road to bike. No passing people unless they are other eiltes.
But i raced elite last fall and it freaked me out too.
Have fun with it.

Maggs said...

Racing elite is fun. So much better than being waves back and having to deal with a ton of people on the bike and potentially walking in your way on the run. I was freaked out when I raced it the first time in New York, but it's a lot of fun. Good luck.

Shan said...

Charisa, I have no doubt you'll do GREAT at this race - you are SO strong!! Race from your heart (and those speedy legs), and you can't go wrong!

I'm super excited about the time change - it'll be nice to bike home at night with some light on my side...but then again, those morning workouts will be dreadful! ;)

D said...

"Sun"? Sorry, I'm not sure I understand this term. Perhaps I will wikipedia it. Hmmm...

You're gonna do awesome on the weekend. Kill it!

FLATOUT JIM said...

Elite!! The pressures on. Are you up for it?

IAN said...

Day light savings sucks. We need to get rid of it. I signd up for a race this weekend as well, for the same reasons. Toyota Desert tri. You? I didn't have the gusto to race elite though. Best of luck...you will smash it!

Beth said...

Good luck this weekend Charisa!! You will do awesome -- I can't wait to hear all about it. You show those elites how it's done! :)

beth said...

good luck this weekend!

Evan said...

Tear it up at the race saturday. I can not wait to read the report.

I usually do not wake up until 8 or so in the morning so I am looking forward to an extra hour at night.

t-odd said...

ELITE! From what I have read and your past results, you more than fit the category. I am so going to miss that morning sun - the very little I have been getting. Good luck at the race!

rocketpants said...

Awesome! You will do great in the race. I have the same question as Ian though...desert tri? I will be racing that one too.

Tawnee said...
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Tawnee said...

Good luck in your race!! I almost did leave my helmet on for the run in my last tri (cold race, blame the FROZEN hands). :)

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

You are SO an elite...you're gonna rock this race! What's the date/place?

Charisa said...

Desert Triathlon in La Quinta on Sunday.

Chloe said...

That is awesome! You don't have to fight at the start of the swim :) I'm still waiting for another black eye from being kicked in the face! GOOD LUCK!

Daylight savings stinks. I'm so thrown off for a couple of days. Looking at my watch thinking 'Is it 5am? 4am? 6am?' ugh - so confusing!

kera said...

Gorgeous sun pic!!! Oh the beauty of nature to brighten your day!