Okay, tomorrow is it! I signed up for the Vermilion Harbor Triathlon which, according to the link as well as everyone I've talked to, is a pretty killer course. I checked last year's bike splits and they were definitely slow (although last year's weather was rotten). So this will be a challenge, for sure! But I figured I really haven't had a chance to race much this year so I might as well go longer and get my money's worth. Right?
(I may not be saying that so cheerfully as I spin in my granny gear up the hills tomorrow.)
The good news is that the weather looks fabulous, and if it's anything like today, it will be darn near perfect. A little chilly at the start, low humidity, and light winds. "So I've got that going for me. Which is good."
My goals are really just to go as hard as I possibly can, make it through the 10k in a respectable fashion, and finish smiling. I know this isn't a PR course for me nor am I in run shape to pull off my PR time on the run. So I just want this to be a fun, hard, challenging in a good way day to end my last week of summer vacation.