Friday, September 01, 2006

The countdown

20 more min and I am leaving the office and heading to Ottawa. I am doing my second Half Ironman. This will be my last A race for this season. The goal is to go hard and fast.

Interesting, I am driving 5 hours to do a 5 hr race.

Yesterday there were no interview. I waited for 30 min. Asked the guard to page the person again. They told me the position is already filled ....oh yeah..I wasn't very cheery. What can I say..no need to cry over spill milk. Thank goodness for triathlon...right now I am so focus on that, I am not letting my mind being doubtful and negative.

As for taper....this week, a few warehouse guys were on sick or on vacation..with man shortage, i had to help pick orders. Move boxes and so on. Definitely not good for tapering. I wonder how can someone train for ironman if they have to do physical work for their job.

My arms and legs are pretty tight. Arms are a bit tired. Good thing I only have to swim 2km.

Despite that, I am willing to race. I hit the pool yesterday and my strokes felt super strong. Did my last brick on Wed. Had to cut it down b/c my right knee was giving me problems (from all the box moving).

Right now printing more maps and info, I am feeling the race jitters.. :-D...

Tomorrow will be cold. 40 something degrees with rain and so on. I brought my rain jacket, just in case.

There isn't too much to speak. This will be my last A race for this season. Half ironman....
let's do that again... :0

That's it...if I survive the swim..I will report back by Tuesday.. :D...haha......

17 comments:

The Spandex-King said...

Good Luck. I always like to pick an out of town race for my A race. It kind of makes more of an event out of it. The travel cost is the down side. But it's fun to reward yourself with a little trip. Again, good luck!!! You'll do great!!

Shelley said...

good luck and can't wait to hear all about it!!

Rae said...

Good luck!! You are going to do GREAT! I can't wait to hear about it!

IMmike said...

good luck cliff. that sucks about the interview.

bunnygirl said...

Good luck! Remember to have a good time-- that's what it's really all about!

nancytoby said...

Sorry about that interview - HOW RUDE not to let you know the job was filled!

And GOOD LUCK in your race!!!

Batman said...

Good Luck on the race. Bummer on the interview. SOmetimes we're able to find positive energy from negative things.

D said...

What a let down on the job. Courtesy went out the window.

Good luck! Can't wait for your report.

Habeela said...

Good luck this weekend. You're going to do amazing!

Darren said...

Heya Cliffy!
Just got the race results on Sportstats. 5:28!! What's that? A 30 minute PR??!!??!
AWESOME! Now all we need is a race report..

Chris said...

Sorry to hear about the interview. Hopefully, you'll find something else soon.

Sounds like you had a great race this weekend! A 30 minute PR is AWESOME!

Robin said...

GOOD LUCK! Looking forward to your race report on Tuesday!

Robin

Mike said...

You rocked it Cliff- can't wait to read the race report!

Phil said...

Hey Cliff - I saw the results. You did very well - you should be proud of yourself!

Dave said...

Race report please :P

Redpiper said...

How did the race go!?!

E-Speed said...

Hope you had a great race!