This is it. This is the moment I have trained all season for. This is for the emotional breakdowns, the sacrifices, and the long, lonely Saturdays. This season all I have done is give give give. And now? Now it’s time to take.
Time to take my “I can’ts” and smash them to the ground. Time to take those voices that say “you’re not strong enough; you’re not fast enough” and beat them to oblivion. Time to take every ounce of strength I have poured into my body and ask for it to give everything it has in return. Because this year, my dear friends…this year it WILL happen.
This is the year everything is going to “click”. This is the year that I will cross that finish line not with a teary-eyed face due to expectations not met, but with a teary-eyed face full of victory. This is the year. This is MY year. There are no second chances.
Over the past three years I’ve learned lessons as to why I failed to meet my expectations in 140.6 distance races. From these lessons I’ve gone through neuroma injections, refined my nutrition, and nailed down my perfect bike power range. This season I’ve battled vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and nagging shoulder and hamstring issues. But even though I might cross the finish line covered in Kinesio Tape, I’m going to cross that finish line a champion.
To further solidify my conviction that this is the year, I’m throwing out my predicted splits for everyone to see. On race day (Sunday) you can track me live at rev3tri.com (I’m the only “Laura” in the 30-34 age group in the Full Rev).
Swim:1:05:00 (I’ve heard the swim can be dicey depending on current so no clue what time to expect)
Total Time: 10:34:00
If my predicted time is correct, that means I should be crossing the finish at 5:34pm Eastern Time. Check out the live webcam to watch!
Regardless of what happens, I promise that you will receive my typical raw, honest and lengthy race report of my A race this season. But rest assured that I also promise this year I am leaving it all out on the course. No excuses. No second chances. Time to roar.