Monday, November 21, 2011

Ironman Cozumel Goal Post

I cannot believe it is time to post my race goals.  I signed up for this race almost a year ago, and it does seem possible that race day is less than a week away.  #OhMyGoodnessIJustGotChills! Now it is goal time...

Swim Goals:
  • Control my race nerves and fight the urge to go out to hard.
  • Go with the flow and take in the beautiful scenery.
  • Start preparing for the ride during the last 500 meters
Sunday is going to be a long day, so steady, yet strong swim is what I am going for. I estimate that I will be out of the water between 1:15 and 1:25.
Just keep swimming

Bike Goals:
  • Nail my HR zones.  If I want RUN a marathon after I get off Miss Scarlett, it is going to be imperative that I stay in Zone 2. 
  • Keep my head in the race! I have been told that it is normal to a few bleak moments during the race. So my goal is to remember that having a few negative thoughts is normal and not a reflection of my physical ability.  Being able to recover from negativity is going to be key!
I expect the bike to take between 7:00 and 7::30  
Go Miss Scarlett!

Run Goals:
  • My goal only goal for the run is to space out my walking.  It is unrealistic to say that I am going to run every step of the marathon. However, I do not want to find myself in a situation where I have to walk 5 miles because I was an idiot during the ride.
  • Keep moving forward!
I expect the run to take between 5:00 and 5:15.

Finishing strong!
Overall Goals:
Please note that the estimates above are just that, ESTIMATES.  My top priority for Sunday is to finish. Meeting my other goals will just be icing on the cake. I want to take in every aspect of the race and cross the finish line with a smile on my face.

Let's hope I don't look like this when I cross the finish line! :) (Don't worry, Duke is just sleeping)

This is more like it!
Wish me luck!! :)


  1. woop woop! :) so glad we got to go through this journey together!

  2. Good luck this weekend!!! You have been training so hard and are going to rock your IM!!! Oh and can I steal duke???

  3. I will be tracking (stalking) you my friend! You will do great. Stick to your plan, nail it, keep your head in the game, and most of all, enjoy the entire experience b/c it will be amazing. Race smart, finish strong!!