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perhaps overdid it just a tad

Saturday, September 21, 2013

I took the day off yesterday to get a few things done. I didn't really get a great deal done. What I did was take the dog for a run yesterday morning, run a few errands, then after lunch I decided to bike to the Y, swim laps, and then bike home.

I'm a little sore today. That's fine except that I have my first triathlon tomorrow. I'm not really stressing about it too too much, at least I don't think I am. I'm not really ready for it, I sort of decided on this a couple of weeks ago. Before that my plan was to train and do this in May but hey no time like the present.

It's a sprint tri so it's 250 yd swim / 9 mile bike / 2 mile run.

I'm a little concerned about the transitions since I've not really sure how that works. I'm going to a seminar this afternoon that will hopefully clear that up.

I'm also concerned about how long I'm going to have to wait to start. The swim is in a pool and they start you out based on your expected times so faster swimmers go first. I predicted 6 minutes. I've timed myself several times and I'm a little faster than that but I wanted to pick a time I knew I could nail so as not to get in anyone's way. Also this might keep my from diving in and going crazy all out and not saving any energy for the bike and run part.

BUT the longer I have to wait to get in that pool the more antsy I'm going to get so by the time its my turn I'll probably dive in and go crazy not saving any energy for the bike and run part.
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The good news is that no matter what happens, as long as I finish this is a personal record since I've never done it before.

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A_BIT_AT_A_TIME 9/22/2013 9:49PM

    Oh, I'm sorry I'm late to encourage you before you went - I'll look forward to hearing about it!

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BILL60 9/21/2013 9:58AM

    After this first time, the jitters will go away and you'll have the transitions and locations down a bit better. Good luck and just "DO IT".

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