Friday, July 9, 2010

Musselman weekend!

This weekend is Musselman weekend here in western NY. Musselman is a local, very well run sprint distance and half-IM tri in Geneva, NY. Musselman was my first ever 70.3 last year. This year I will be racing in the mini-Mussel sprint on Saturday - much less exciting. However, Lake Placid is a mere 2 weeks and 2 days away!

My race plan for the mini is short and sweet: "balls out as fast as you can the entire way." Perfect. Also, this is classic Mary. :)

I am not a sprint distance racer. I am not fast. ESPECIALLY this year, so this should be interesting as the Musselman races are pretty competitive.

The Boilermaker is also this weekend, which I have always wanted to do but have never been able to race. Someday!

I will be in Geneva all day on Sunday in the transition area. I am transition captain! How did I get this gig? Mary. Now I am not the most organized person ever. Just look at my apartment. Or take a peek inside my scattered brain. But, in order to run transition, I had to find volunteers for the entire day. 4-5 volunteers to be in transition at all times. So, I made a bitchin' spreadsheet to organize it and I think I did pretty well! Jeremy H. and I are going to be there all friggin day. Various other Train-This athletes will be there in shifts and I even got Gretchen to recruit a Mom in Motion and some high school girls to help out! So this excites me! Should be fun, and by fun, I mean hot. And by hot, I mean Jeremy and I are going to be starving all day so they'd better let us in that food tent!

I also get a radio, so if you're on the other end of it, I apologize in advance. Sometimes.. I am a bit ridiculous.

I know a LOT of people doing Musselman so I will be yelling for all of you as you come through transition! I love the Rochester triathlon community! :)

One person who was supposed to be doing the mini AND the Musselman was Solveig, but she got in a bike accident recently (a loose dog ran out in front of her and she crashed her bike) and she fractured her pelvis in 2 spots. So I will be thinking of her. I cannot even imagine how awful it must be to go through what she is going through right now, but I give her a lot of credit; she maintains optimism and a great sense of humor through this entire situation. If it was me... well, I don't think I'd be in such a good place, mentally. But she is strong and she will come back! We will see her next year!

So if you are doing the mini-Mussel, come find me in my Train-This kit! And if you are doing the Musselman, look for the short, loud girl in transition! :)


  1. Sounds like a super fun way to spend the day!

    I'm asking a bunch of people (some new, some not so new to multisport) this question: I have my first tri next week, an Oly. Do you think its reasonable to be Half-Iron ready 8 weeks later? I have done 2 50mile rides and a long run of about 9 miles in the last 6 weeks (the swim won't be a problem)... If I were to try would you suggest focusing on doing individual run and bike workouts practicing close to race distances or would you suggest more longish (2hr bike, 1+hr) brics? Thanks for any thoughts!


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