Go faster than Lake Placid!!!
Sub 12:05 or bust!!!!
But seriously, I am NOT going to race this one. I have PR-ed various distances 9+ times this season, taken a number of podium finishes, and been satisfied with SO many races, that I just want to go out there and enjoy a long day swimming, biking, and running for once instead of doing race math for 5 hours or less.
I know what the "feeling" of the pace is that I should be doing for each discipline; I know what to eat and drink and when to eat and drink.
I mostly just want to run the entire marathon without doing the Ironman shuffle the last 8 miles.
I made it 18 miles into the marathon at Placid before I had to walk/visit every bathroom left on the course.
I don't want to get sick this time.
I just want to keep moving without stopping.
I don't want my bike to break at mile 43.
I want to finish the bike without my legs screaming at me.
I want to start the run able to run 9 min miles from beginning to end.
Do you know how easy it is to run 9 min miles for me? It is MY "easy" pace. I just hope a 112 mile bike warmup won't hinder that...
I just want to have a good day finishing with a smile on my face.
I know this course and know it well. I went a 4:54:xx in the 70.3!
I am looking forward to getting this sucker done with and calling it DONE with the 140.6 distance for awhile.
I want some fucking poutine at the finish!!!! (yeah right, I prolly will want to die)
I can't wait to see Beth when I finish :) SCHMOOPY ALERT!!!
I can't wait to eat waffles the next morning. Possibly in bed because I won't be able to move.
I just can't wait to finish!