Friday, March 26, 2010

Go time!

Tomorrow is race day for california 70.3! I am #2128 racing as Beth Walsh (trying on the new last name!). if you're virtually "watching" the race, you can head on over to ironman.com and "track an athlete". i think i like my number. especially because its (7+7+7) + (7+7+7+7)= SEVEN SEVENS!! woo hoo! i guess 7 needs to be my new lucky number. yes, i realize that repeated addition is just multiplication, but it looks cooler than 7X3, etc. yeah, i just said, "cooler".

the race wheels are on my borrowed bike, and the thing is fast! too bad i have to give back the sweet Cannondale Slice! BUT, my new bike has just arrived at Nytro and i'll be picking it up next week. just didn't want to change anything so close to race day.
Took the Slice out for a last spin yesterday. James came along to amuse himself by rubbernecking race-ready tri geeks on the coast. guess what babe, your wife IS one of those geeks!


I'm still deciding between which Zoot shoes to wear. I may go with the RACE or maybe the ULTRA TT since there is a lot of concrete and a little extra cushion might do me good. AND, I'm planning on racing Ironman in the ULTRA TT. BUT, I haven't broken in the TTs yet, and you know the whole nothing new on race day...hmmmm.

Other than that, I'm ready to go. I got an extra special race tune-up from my ART specialist Dan Selstad and I'm feeling like its go time. I did, however, post this on twitter this morning,
"Woke up with a sore throat. Must just be a misunderstanding. Right, body?"
Yeah, choosing to ignore this because it WILL go away over the course of the day. I am just being paranoid, RIGHT?!?!? Lots of people wake up with a little sore throat and its nothing.

I'm off to work and then to the expo to pick up all my junk. then race prep then sleep!
Happy Friday!

25 comments:

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

Good luck!! You are going to do great! If you don't think about your sore throat, it doesn't hurt, right? :)

X-Country2 said...

How exciting! GOOD LUCK!

Shelley said...

Best of luck and kick butt!!!

FatDad said...

Go get it! Have a great race B-Dub.

runninggunner said...

Have a great race. You're going to do awesome.

Linsey Corbin said...

Cheering for you, Beth! Go get'em! Get ready to surprise yourself - you are going to dominate!!! Can't wait to hear all about it.

idropboys said...

Good Luck!!! See you out there tomorrow. Definitely go with more cushion....the concrete is brutal.

SSB said...

Good luck tomorrow!

Ryan Denner said...

lookin good on the bike! sweet wheels!

you are definitely gonna rock it tomorrow!

ps- get your slot then, so you can "relax" at IMSG!

Jill Costantino said...

Have fun - you are going to be AMAZING!

Sue said...

Can you here us from here??? testing, testing, getting ready as I now have a megaphone:) No kidding!! Race like you own it cause you do...and smile:) Hugs

J.P. Patrick said...

Tell your throat to back off... and have some fun tomorrow!

thelionbeach said...

BEST OF LUCK! HAVE A GREAT RACE

Christi said...

Good luck!!!

Mauricio Bueno said...

Best of luck tomorrow Beth, i will be out there cheering you and the other peeps on.

Yasi said...

You're going to kick ass tomorrow! Can't wait to hear about it.

SixTwoThree said...

Have a GREAT race tomorrow!! I know you will and really look forward to tracking your results and reading your race report (when you have the energy to write it, of course)!

GZ said...

Luck is where preparedness meets opportunity. So, good luck.

And NOTHING NEW ON RACE DAY.

Teresa said...

Go get 'em! We are cheering loud here in Seattle!

tn

Sherry said...

Beth, I'm freaking out here! Results just posted! You NAILED that race! Way to freakin' go! Celebrate big!!!!

Running and living said...

Amazing job today. Tracked someone else, and then I found you! Congrats

Alinda said...

Congrats! I was tracking the W30-34 and saw you were first. Awesome!

Stephanie Corker Irwin said...

Way to go!! Top15 over all, winner of your AG and a Kona Slot - pretty hot!

Molly said...

Holy cow, Beth! Way to go today! Was cheering for you all morning, so excited to see you rock it!!!

dskaggs said...

i've been following your tri performances since you won the amateur div at the oc tri in '08 (my hub was OA am male), and i told him that it was only your first season...WOW, incredible performance yesterday! hope you took the kona slot.