This Saturday I will be competing in the Mooseman International Distance Triathlon which kicks off my 2009 triathlon season! In keeping up with my motto for the 2009 season of "consistency, improvement and fun," my only goal for the race is to perform on race day as I have been in training with a smile on my face. I unfortunately don't have any comparable race distances from last year to use as a benchmark. Saturday will mark my 4th triathlon (5th if you include the 2007 Bear Mountain tri that was turned into a du) but the first of the official international distance. Last year the 2008 Spring Bassman had a .6 mile swim, 29 mile bike and 4.2 mile run; Mooseman has a .93 mile swim, 27.25 mile bike and 6.2 mile run. If my blood sugars remain solid and I just remember to have fun I have a pretty good idea of what my time should be, but since I've had mechanical bike failures or blood sugar issues in every race I've done so far I just want a consistent day.
In other news, I have not yet had the opportunity to re-test my Freestyle Navigator. I had major car issues which prompted me to trade in my old Pathfinder for a new Mazda 3 (which I still haven't received delivery of!) and also started my summer internship. These 2 life events took priority and prevented me from adding one more ball to juggle. Hopefully I can calibrate the Freestyle Navigator sometime today so that I can test it out again on race day - although I still have no idea how a swim will affect the sensor.
Full race report on Monday, I promise!