Monday, January 04, 2010

This is it.........2 days to go

Well as I have blabbed on a it, I have been training to race the National Time Trial Championship which is only 2 days away. There will be an Australian title up for grabs and I am ready to go.

Shane wont be coming with me as he is away with his daughters and a mate for the New Year period which makes it a bit challenging from the emotional side, but I have a girlfriend coming for emotional support and my father in law (Bill - ever reliable) will be there for mechanical and bike support and to drive my support car.

I have trained hard for about five weeks now, maybe nearly six, but five have been very constant and challenging and I am ready. Realistically I wont win, but I have the following goals:-
  • Not get to stressed on the day, be calm, this is familiar territory, I have time trialled a lot before
  • Enjoy the day (yeah right)
  • Ride to plan and warm up to plan and give it everything
I rode State Champs well finishing 28th of about 43 riders, so that is a baseline, but this is Nationals. I have other goals in my head like finish in the top half of the field! But seriously I have no major expectation other than to finish knowing I could not have gone any quicker.

My wheels are ready, my bike is clean, I am pumped and nervous (and it is still two days away).....It will be a fun day and to be competiting at an event at this level is awesome and will be a fantastic experience.

Thanks for the comments on the blog...will let you know how I went, and hopefully have some photos of the day.


Anonymous said...

Good luck Judith. All the training is over and now the event begins, enjoy, and good luck. Phil.

Monas said...

Good luck Judith! Make sure you enjoy yourself - what a wonderful opportunity. Go fast.

Monique Hanley

Buttsy said...

Thanks........should be fun.......will have to write a note on my handlebars......"ENJOY THIS...and GO FAST"

jeff said...

Good luck, I can't wait to read your recap!

Mike J said...

Good luck. I'm sure you're going to do great.

Donna said...

Good luck, girl! I'll be rooting for you. No doubt your training will pay off. Don't forget to have fun while you're working hard!

Buttsy said...

Thanks guys.....the report is up now about the race, I didnt quite ride as good as planned.......that sounds stupid, but you know what I mean, but am building a good base now......


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