So apparently I have a race this weekend. If all goes well, by Sunday I will have finished my first Olympic distance triathlon. This is going to be my second attempt at this distance, and looking back on it, I probably shouldn’t have even tried the first time.
In a nutshell, I signed up and started a tri back in May. I made it through a decent chunk of the swim before I simultaneously got a charley horse in my leg AND had a panic attack and had to be pulled out of the water. I spent the next couple hours crying and feeling embarrassed about the entire situation, but thanks to some more experience people telling me their swimming horror stories, I felt a lot better.
A week later I was back in the water and registered for a Sprint distance triathlon. I figured that if I took a step back and tried a shorter distance first, that I would be more successful when I tried the Olympic distance again.
Well the good news is that I survived and finished the Sprint tri and 2 days later registered for another Olympic.
And that brings us to today, 3 days until race day….. and I am scared shitless.
I’m scared that the water will be cold and I will be forced in to wearing my wetsuit (which I HATE).
I’m scared that the bike will kick my ass.
I’m scared that all of my runs this summer have sucked ass.
But mostly, I am scared that I am completely underprepared for this race and that I yet again, I will not finish.
But I guess the only way I will find out if I can do this is if I try. I have swam, biked, and run all of these distances before, and at times I do feel confident but then other times I get scared again.
So here it goes. Hopefully I’ll have good news to report.