First thing, Rachael has thrown down the gauntlet. There will be a reward for me finishing in the top 10 in my age bracket. Last year, the #9 and #10 spots finished at about 1 hour and 55 minutes. I think I can do it. I have my events broken out this way. 18 minutes or less for the swim, 1 hour for the 12 mile bike, and 36 minutes or less for the 4 mile run.
Today's swim was good, but I've got some work to do to hit the time above. I did 20 laps in 24 minutes, which is a little slow in comparison to the goal above. Hoping that the adrenaline of race day will pull me through quicker.
Tonight's run though made me feel better. It felt like it was the strongest run I've had since last fall's 5k.