I registered for this race in February because it usually sells out the day it opens. It was my very first triathlon. It's an all women's short sprint race. It's only a 500 meter swim, 10 mile bike and 5K run, so I'm not concerned with the distance at all. It won't be a great race for me, but I know I can get through it with no problem. My main concern is that I have ridden my bike outside 3 times since last fall, and one of those times was my wreck. So, I'm really nervous about just getting out there again. While it's a great basic event, it's also considered a beginner's event and usually for over 50% of women's it's their first triathlon. Inexperienced bikers are a little scary. I shouldn't be nervous at all...I've done a freaking 70.3, but just with this wreck in my head I know I'm just worried about wrecking again. But I keep telling myself - it's a closed course, it's a short event, it's beginner friendly. And I know that more than anything I just need to get out there again and remember why I started doing triathlon in the first place - to have fun! I need a good positive experience on the bike to rebuild my confidence.
So, on Saturday I'll be doing my first triathlon of 2013 (should have been at least my 3rd). And just for fun, later that night I'll also be doing another 5K. That should be interesting.
So wish me luck! I'm gonna need lots of good vibes to get over those nerves!
|Me finishing my first triathlon....looking exhausted, but smiling :)|