Thursday, July 1, 2010

Your Advice, Happy Thoughts and Words of Wisdom Needed!

I am about to embark on my first half-ironman! (7/17) Wooo! Hooo! I can safely say that I am ready! I won't be coming in first and I swear I won't come in last! Either way though it's an automatic PR. But, I need your help! I am very negative sometimes, especially as race day comes closer and closer. Negative self-talk can cause havoc on race day. Whether it be "Everyone looks faster than me." "They have a better bike than me!" "That girl next to me must be a better runner than me" "I'm not ready, so I'll take it easy" "I've never done this before, so that gives me an excuse to walk more than run" and on and on!

I need your help! I need your words of advice, happy thoughts and words of wisdom. I don't care if you have done a 70.3, a full ironman, or just completed your first 5k. Your words WILL inspire me! So bring them on and feel free to pass on my blog post to anyone who you think will give some great advice!! I appreciate it very much!!


  1. You are going to ROCK IT!!! I don't know what the vibe will be like at yours, but most of the people I was around at Half Vineman were SUPER nice and supportive.

    You've put in the hard work, you're totally ready to it's just time enjoy the race!

  2. You can do it! I really think there is a ton of power in just trusting in your abilities...even though it is hard to do on race day!

    You've had great workouts. You'll have a great race day. Just believe it.

    (*Says the girl who has never done more than a sprint tri. But hey, I can run marathons until the cows come home!)

  3. I've never run more than a 5K on raceday, but have been so inspired reading your blog and following your race reports. I'm running a five-mile race on Sunday and training for a 10K this fall. My mantra is just to finish ahead of one person and I'm a success. Ok, really, just finishing makes me happy.

    You've done the work. Go out there and have fun.

  4. I know exactly how you feel! I did my first HIM last Fall and felt the same way you do now! YOU CAN DO IT! There's a saying that goes, "Trust in the training." You have put in the time and miles and you will be able to finish it! :)

  5. Half-Ironman...that's an impressive undertaking. Many people struggle with swimming (at least I do!) and that's your strong point, so you've got the rest in the bag. You're going to be a lean-mean racing machine this fall.

  6. You've done the work and you are going to feel so proud of yourself when you are done.

    Just remember, not only are you faster than anyone you pass in the race, you are for sure faster than all the people who never try. You are, statistically speaking, one of the fastest people in the country.

  7. You are going to be incredible. I'm in awe of people who do tris--the best I can do is attempt to run in a straight line without falling over!

    Anyway, lately I've been focusing on the quote, "When your legs get tired, run with your heart." It's helped me through my last few long, hard slogs! When you think you've left it all out there and you can't keep going, let your heart take over.


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