1) What a May! The most active May of my life. First triathlon, first metric century ride, half marathon trail race, and 10k asphalt race.
2) My 2nd triathlon is just 2 1/2 weeks away. The swim is 400m and it is being held at the new Christiansburg Aquatic Center. Just doing a 400m swim in a pool that is twice as long and twice as deep as the ones around here is worth looking forward to, still I must have specific goals. For the swim I look for 9-10 minutes, but my biggest goal will just be get out of the pool feeling like my performance was worthy of my training. I failed to do that 5 weeks ago at the Angels Race triathlon. At Angels I got out of the pool feeling like I had just barely won a fight for survival. Other than that I look for a 19-20 mph bike ride, a 5k pace in the 6's and 1 minute improvements in each of the transition times.
3) I'm gonna get through this next triathlon and a 4 mile asphalt race on the 4th of July and then I'm ditching the whole competitive event scene for awhile. I want to be able to keep my focus on Boston Qualifying this fall in Richmond and I can't do that if I'm randomly refocusing the intensity of my workouts. August and September are the calm before the storm. October will see a few tune-up races and Nov 12 will be 26.2 miles of give it all you got and don't stop, and keep on gettin' it!