Whatever-I have been training these past 3 days like I really love it again! Did I say I hate racing? Nahhhh...not really! I just hate losing! I hate being average...I work my ass off for this sport and damn-I want to WIN! Now that is probably not going to happen much, I know that genetics has something to do with this, right? For instance, I found out that my competition (one of them) at Buffalo Springs this year did the last half IM at BSLT in 5:38! Huh? I know full grown kick ass MEN that cannot do it that fast! This is so insane, I just laugh...I will never go to Kona, or Clearwater as long as women 50+ just keep getting faster..yep, it is true..I have decided I might qualify if I go and do Ironman China, where some years there are NO women in my AG. If you win your AG, you go to Kona..
So I was sucked into going to Lubbock this weekend by my friend MG, who promised to get back on Facebook if I went. Now here is where you know the addiction has set in-you pray your friends will drink the Koolaid with you and when they don't, you will do anything to get them back to drinking it..I am so easily influenced! He tried this getting us to sign up for Ironman St, George in 2010. Thank goodness I had my senses about me when I turned that one down. Has anyone seen the profile to that race?
So now I just have to suffer through an Olympic distance to get my friend back on FB. Is that crazy or what? Off we go to Lubbock, where we will be doing BSLT in 7 weeks. It is the same course (only shorter), the race is called Buffman and Squeaky and is put on by the same folks. Guess who will be there? The 5:38 woman-there to practice too!!! WTF? She registered in the wrong age group though. Here is a moral dilemma-should I say anything? Is that cheating? If she stays in the wrong one, I will win, because so far I am the only one in the 55-59 year old women..
OK so here are my three goals for this race (my third weekend in a row racing). In this order:
1. To have fun. MG and Michi will be traveling with H and I. Drinking the Koolaid together.
2. To have a great swim. I would like to break 30 minutes..the water is usually cold this time of year but after IMCDA, it all feels like bathwater to me!
3. Go at about 80% and practice the course..can I do this?