|From our Sprint Tri - but this pretty accurately represents how I'm feeling|
AND IT'S SUNDAY!
I'm kind of freaking out about it. I wouldn't say I feel prepared for it at all...mentally, physically, or logistically (ie packed).
We did a "practice"/sprint triathlon a few weeks ago but it was 1/2 (and in the case of the bike, less than half) the distance of the real triathlon. There were definitely moments during that race I thought I wasn't going to be able to finish. I expected to actually do fairly well in the swim portion but really struggled there. I am sort of blaming the wet suit which was wayyy to tight and choking me. So hopefully that will go better this time. But the 26 mile bike and 6.2 mile run really scare me.
Even though I haven't been posting on this thing it has definitely still served its original purpose to peer pressuring me through this thing. Frankly the public humiliation I expect will ensue if I can't finish is the 2nd biggest worry I have right now! (My largest concern is... how does one stay hydrated enough to race for 4.5 hours in 90 degree weather without access to a bathroom!?!? TMI?)
If nothing else, after Sunday I will at least be done! I'm so proud of myself and my cousin for really dedicating to this and seeing it through but I am over it! I don't find biking enjoyable, swimming is hassle, and frankly it all just takes to long and has consumed more of my life than I would have liked. I also find that I really miss strength training. So I'm really looking forward to single hour workouts (as opposed to multi-hour) and a balance in my life...well as much balance as I ever allow myself in my life...