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Leaving Soon For My Race...

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The to-do list is long and the time is short so I will make this fairly quick. I will not be on Spark much. If you want to follow the events up to race day and after, friend me on Facebook, I will be posting as things progress.

www.facebook.com/robert.
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***For those just tuning in, I will be participating in a 70.3 mile triathlon on Sunday, August 11th. The event consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 miles on the bike, followed by a 13.1 mile run. Each of the disciplines has a time limit that I have to make or I get pulled from the course. The total event time is 8.5 hours.***

Hopefully I will be meeting up with some of my Sparkbuddies who are coming to cheer me on... looking forward to it. :) hope they make it... love meeting Sparkbuddies...

Crazymango
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Onekidsmom
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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I checked the weather forecast for the days prior and after the event and it is looking like it will be made to order... mostly sunny, 10% chance of rain, about 60% humidity, light winds- 6-7mph max.

I feel like I am as ready as I will ever be and as far as race morning routine, I have that down to a science. While this is my second triathlon, I am no novice when it comes to race events and routine. I have done quite a few and all that experience is really nice to have because the race day anxiety can really press on you if you let it.

I remember the night prior to my full marathon and I had the feeling like I was about to be executed. After a conversation with my friend and mentor, Jan Frandsen (ACTIVEAT60), I got my head back in the game.

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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Previous experience has revealed that once race morning comes, I get into a mental state of the race being just another training day except this time it is with other people and poof, all of the worries mostly vanish. I just lock in and do it, one step at a time.

My standing joke that I often amuse myself with these past weeks is the reason they made the race 70.3 miles is because 70.4 miles is just too blasted far... I have a feeling that once I get to the finish, I wont want to go another 1/10th of a mile for any reason (up to and including a zombie apocalypse) ...lol...

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For my marathon, it was... the marathon is a 20 mile jog to the hardest 10k you have ever done in your life... that proved to be true...just ask anyone who has ever pushed past the point where they "hit the wall" (usually around mile 20) and kept going.

Anyway, thanks to everyone for all of the words of encouragement and comments, you folks keep me Sparkin'.


- Forgot to add... I'll be interviewed on the Sparkradio podcast again Aug15th for play later in the month or so... will let you know more later when I know more.
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EFFRAYECHILDE 9/2/2013 9:07AM

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    Keep it going

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CORNERKICK 8/9/2013 8:54PM

  GOOD
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PENOWOK 8/8/2013 12:29PM

    Best of luck!!

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    Great to see your blog featured in the Spark Mail. You're the STAR. emoticon

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    good luck have fun and be safe! emoticon

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    AWESOME GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOURNEY. YOU WILL ROCK IT. OH YA!

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JSEATTLE 8/7/2013 10:00PM

  Best of Luck to you and I'll look forward to the podcast and hearing about the whole event!!

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    Good luck!!!!!!!

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  good blog

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CARTERSGRANDMA 8/7/2013 3:06PM

  GOOD LUCK with the race--how exciting and motivating for the rest of us!! :)

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    emoticon GOOD LUCK!! emoticon

You are going to do great!! I will be following & cheering you on!!

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    Good luck. emoticon Cheering you on.

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    All the best to you! What an experience.
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TIME-4-TINA 8/7/2013 10:41AM

    Robert,
Good luck and have a great time! Remember to enjoy this moment!
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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/7/2013 9:52AM

    Good luck and have fun!!

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JANEMARIE77 8/7/2013 9:10AM

    Remember the best part is all the fun you will have!!! Have a great race and remember to enjoy the little sites and smiles along they way

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DJSHIP46 8/7/2013 8:29AM

    Best of luck!

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SHAPEITUP3 8/7/2013 8:20AM

    awesome! Following you now on Facebook!!!!

GOOD LUCK!

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  good luck

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MIMIDOT 8/7/2013 8:03AM

    Good luck!!! You can do it!!!!

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MOMMY445 8/7/2013 7:52AM

    good luck on your race! i know you will do really well! have a terrific day!

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    emoticon Good Luck and have fun!

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    good luck... ! you can do this... emoticon

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JERICHO1991 8/7/2013 7:43AM

    Looking forward to hearing more. Thanks for sharing.

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    Good luck.

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BESSHAILE 8/7/2013 7:25AM

    can't wait to hear that interview. woo woo. See ya at the finish line.

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  You'll do great. Good luck and have fun!!
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WATERDIAMONDS 8/7/2013 6:49AM

    You are so ready. You will do so well.

And I can't wait for you to come back here and post everything for those of us who don't use Facebook!

Have the time of your life, Robert. You deserve it.

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SHERYLP461 8/7/2013 6:32AM

    Best of luck to you, you have prepared for this, you are ready and you can do it

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CHERYLHURT 8/7/2013 6:27AM

  Can't wait to read more! Keep on running!

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THEBEV2 8/7/2013 6:01AM

    You're such an inspiration ! Good luck with the race. All your Sparkfriends will be cheering for you. Just the fact that you are participating in this race is a great achievement.


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    emoticon have a great race!

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COCK-ROBIN 8/6/2013 10:57PM

    wonderful!

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JUNEAU2010 8/6/2013 10:15PM

    I friended you, too! I am so excited for you!

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DOGLADY13 8/6/2013 9:07PM

    Good luck! I'll follow you on facebook.


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ALDEBARANIAN 8/6/2013 8:51PM

    You're paving another stretch of your road On 2 Victory.

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