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It feels like Christmas.

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I can’t believe I’m racing tomorrow. It feel like Christmas! I honestly don’t know if I’m going to be able to sleep tonight, I’m too excited/nervous. I have spent countless hours on my bike, in the pool and on the pavement, all while wondering when the heck triathlon season would finally be here. It always seemed so far away, until now. The Patriot Half Ironman is tomorrow and Ironman Mont Tremblant is 64 (short) days away.

Sometimes my training becomes so second nature that I forget what I am actually working towards. I honestly don’t remember when this season’s training started… because frankly it hasn’t really stopped since last season. I finished Timberman 70.3 last August, only to take a little bit of time off before getting my plan for the Chicago Marathon in October. After Chicago it was training for the Boston Marathon (while keeping up with biking and swimming all winter). After Boston, I received my plan for IMMT, which included my Half Ironman race built into the plan. I also have an Olympic race in July, one month before IMMT.  Basically I have been non stop since last August, yikes!

Now that race season is here, I can (hopefully) see how all of my hard work and dedication has paid off. I feel stronger on the bike and in the water than ever before. My running has always been strong, so I’m not worried about that part. I’m also wearing a team uniform for the first time (QT2) and I have my race fueling down to a science. While I have battled some injuries (specifically my left heel pain), I still feel stronger than ever and I am amazed at my level of endurance every single day. I know anything can happen on race day, but I am optimistic for tomorrow and I want to have fun out there!

2014 Triathlon season, I’m ready for you.

Kristin's iPhone Photos 11.15.13 007

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Courtney @The TriGirl Chronicles June 13, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Woo!!! You are going to crush this season!

    • Reply Kristin June 13, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      Thank you Courtney!!

    • Reply Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles June 13, 2014 at 6:38 pm

      Yes she is, she is a BEAST!! I love watching her train, she is unbelievable!!

      • Reply Kristin June 19, 2014 at 12:33 am

        Thank you Sara! Can always count on you for the support:)

  • Reply Kristen @ Glitter and Dust June 13, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    AHHHHHH, so excited for you. You are going to have an epic season, Kristin. I can feel it! Good luck tomorrow – I’ll be cheering you on.

    • Reply Kristin June 19, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Thanks Kristen!! Appreciate the support all the way from OR!

  • Reply Nicole June 13, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    You have been training hard and I bet you will be very happy with your race this weekend! Good luck!!

    I hope you have a training break planned for after the ironman – you deserve it!

    • Reply Kristin June 19, 2014 at 12:34 am

      Thank you so much Nicole! I DO have a training break for after my IM.. it will be much deserved at that point!

  • Reply erin June 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    You are ready to ROCK! Best of luck tomorrow, Kristin!

    • Reply Kristin June 19, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Thanks Erin! Appreciate you wishing me luck:)

  • Reply Kecia June 14, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Here’s to a great racing season!! I can’t wait to read about your race ;). Kill it lady!!

    • Reply Kristin June 19, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Thank you so much Kecia!!

  • Reply Megan @ Meg Go Run June 15, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    GO GET IT! 🙂

    • Reply Kristin June 19, 2014 at 12:35 am

      Thanks Megan!! 🙂

  • Reply Leslie @ Triathlete Treats June 19, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I already know how it went!!! You totally killed it!! Can’t wait to read more about the race!! Congrats!!!

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