Friday, May 16, 2014
I'm doing my first duathlon tomorrow. My triathlon is in three weeks, and I'm really struggling with the swim. I signed up for the duathlon to give me a "win" going into the tri. It'll also give me a chance to practice transitions when I'm not soaking wet.
The staging area is about five miles from my house. It's down a short, steep hill, then it's flat the rest of the way. I'm considering riding my bike to the staging area. It's a little nuts, but there are also some advantages:
1 - One less car taking up space in the parking lot
2 - My back and left foot are really stiff when I first get up in the morning. The ride there will help me loosen up
3 - Serious props, because you gotta be nuts to ride your bike to the staging area
The Hubs cannot attend because his job is taking him out of town this weekend. That creates several new disadvantages:
1 - If I forget anything, I'm screwed
2 - If I get hurt or just flat-out over-do it, it's going to be a very long trip home (but I can call a cab if I need to); after Bloomsday's 12km, I was pretty well spent
3 - I'd have to be out the door by 6:30 to give myself enough time to get there, set up my transition, check-in, and calm my nerves
Right now, the saner, more reasoned part of my brain is screaming "DRIVE, YOU MORON!" But the crazy part of me is a lot louder than the sane part. I have all day to make up my mind: who knows which part will win?