Monday, March 1, 2010

Make it Count

The weekend's storms cleared the path for perfect riding conditions yesterday. The ride was not fast paced, but my legs felt like they were working at the rate of a hard ride. My run off the bike felt far from spectacular.

The signs went up this weekend in Oceanside for CA70.3 road closures. A solid reminder that my completely talent-stacked pro debut race is less than a month away. Exciting and somewhat terrifying.

I'm trying to make each workout count. Yesterday when I was grumpy on my run I told myself that there will be races where my legs will feel like this. And my grumpiness is not going to make them feel better. But trying to focus on my form might.

This weekend I will race Desert International Triathlon, a really fun race with a lot of friends. In 26 days I will jump into the icy Oceanside Harbor with a lot of super fast girls. Oh my!

13 comments:

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

How exciting! I can't even imagine being a pro. You are going to do so great!

Good luck with your race this weekend!

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

Maybe dry days will stay with you guys for a while... I know my guys (the one's that work for me) in CA are about fed up with the rain.
Have fun this weekend

Big Daddy Diesel said...

You must be getting excited/nervous soon

Running and living said...

Of course you are nervous, I would be worried if you were not. But getting nervous now helps you "make each workout count". Once the race starts, you'll be relaxed and focused! I can't wait!

jameson said...

i think i am as excited to the cali 70.3 as you guys are to race it!

keep killing it!

IAN said...

Wow signs are up. That really brings it home. Sometimes, I think our Dirk aims for our workouts to be more mental training than physical. Good on ya

Mama Simmons said...

Looks like you guys had a beautiful weekend! You'll do great at Oceanside I'm sure... though I can imagine you'l have some stiff competition there as well. Yikes! That's what it's all about though, isn't it? A good exciting race? ;)

MM said...

Good luck this weekend! What sort of side bets do you and Ian have going?

Beth said...

Those legs will come around - just when you need them! Good luck this weekend!!

Lisa G said...

How exciting- your first pro race in less than a month! Beautiful pictures where you are as well, I am really looking forward to the snow being gone here!

Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Smart thinking Charisa! Have a great time in the desert and take Oceanside one mile at a time. You're my hero!

ADC said...

And you will do great. I am just so sad I won't be there to see it.

Jennifer Cunnane said...

I am rooting for you!!! Keep breaking barriers and doing what you originally thought might be impossible and turn it to the possible!