Victoria IS HERE!!

13 Jun

Well the time has come. Ironman Victoria 70.3 is here. Or should I say I made it to Victoria!
Ironman Victoria Coverage —-> Click here to go to the athlete tracker.
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Goals! No huge goals except to have a good race. Feel good. No regrets!

The swim: I had a great swim at Hagg Lake. My swim at Blue Lake was less than Ideal. I think I am capable of a 36 minute swim. “They” say it all depends on the winds on race day. I swam for about 10 minutes this morning. The water is perfect temp. It is super clear. I saw a school of fish too!!
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If I can be on my bike within 40 minutes I will be happy. Transition is bigger than I thought it would be, given the small area. I have a shitty spot in transition. I will have to run with my bike almost the entire length of transition.

The bike: I have not seen the course. My biking hills was not super awesome in the last 12 weeks so if I break 3:10 I would be ecstatic! I guess it all depends on the wind again and how big these so called “rollers” really are!!

The bike course is a lolli-pop. So an out to the loop. Ride the loop 2x and then come back. We rode the out and back today. It was better than I thought it would be. The road is kind of crappy but not bad.
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The run: It it is cool and I have had a good race up until this point I think I could potentially have a good run. If I am having a good race than I will be in a good mood and positive about the rest of the day!

After our shake out run I am feeling good about the run. It is mostly shaded on a trail. What more could I ask for?! 😉 I would love to run a 2:15. I am not sure that I have ever run under a 2:20 in a half marathon of a half ironman before. They have all been hot and hilly! Maybe tomorrow will be different!
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Molly and I had a nice quick and easy swim, bike, and run shake out this morning! I have been hydrating all day. I am off to dinner and then an EARLY bedtime!

If anything I am going to smile and have fun!

15 Responses to “Victoria IS HERE!!”

  1. Nik June 13, 2015 at 5:21 PM #

    Have a great race Leslie! Btw love the race wheels! Sub 3:00 on the bike with those things. Have fun.

  2. Kristen June 13, 2015 at 6:48 PM #

    Have a great day out there tomorrow! I’ll be tracking you. It looks like the weather is going to be great for race day. Enjoy!!!

  3. MoM June 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM #

    Enjoy and have fun. Good luck and smile because you know who will be at the finish line waiting for you😀😀😀

  4. Jonathan94002 June 13, 2015 at 7:53 PM #

    You are so going to kill it, Leslie!!

  5. Erica Heagy June 13, 2015 at 9:22 PM #

    Lookin fast!! Good luck girl!!

  6. Kecia June 14, 2015 at 2:03 AM #

    Hay is in the barn and you are ready!! Get after it and have fun today!!

  7. Kecia June 14, 2015 at 3:21 PM #

    Hello goal crusher!! YOU ROCK CHICA!! Congratulations!!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats June 21, 2015 at 10:06 PM #

      Thanks Kecia!! It was an awesome day!! I have to write my race report before I start forgetting details!! 🙂

  8. Lee @ Tri*Inspired*Life June 15, 2015 at 5:50 AM #

    I enjoyed tracking your progress yesterday and so impressed how you smashed all your goals! WAY TO GO! I hope you have been celebrating!!! I look forward to reading all the details!

    • Leslie @ TriathleteTreats June 21, 2015 at 10:05 PM #

      Thanks Lee!! It was a great day! I still can’t believe I went sub 6…let alone a 4 minute PR!! 🙂

  9. racingoprah June 15, 2015 at 12:25 PM #

    Congrats on a great finish Leslie!!!

  10. Brittany June 24, 2015 at 7:13 PM #

    WAHOOO!!!

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