First sprint triathlon Ė bummer
I posted this on the Tri board.
I attempted my first sprint triathlon (Iron Girl) and failed. The .62m swim, 17.5 mile bike and 3.4 m run course is difficult and hilly. The biggest thing is that you have an hour to complete the swim but a total 4.5 hours to finish from the start of your wave.
The swim was my biggest obstacle. I was in wave 8 of 13 waves. It seemed so long but I kept pushing. However, I guess my pushing wasnít enough. I went way pass the hour cutoff with about 200 yards still to go. All the waves behind me passed me. I was the last swimmer. The swim official boated over to let me know that I was too far passed the cutoff; I was in the water too long and would not be allowed to continue. They were concerned that I would be too exhausted to bike and my safety would be an issue.
As I exit, I tried not to cry but that didnít last. I felt horrible, humiliated and like such a failure. I was tired but I felt like the bug I got the week before was pretty gone. However, once I got out of the water, I couldnít stop coughing. In fact, I have not stopped coughing yet. I think I have eaten passed the recommended limit of cough drops already.
Anyway, everyone kept trying to comfort me and encourage to try again next year. I left the park because I just felt horrible and kept crying.
A club mentor is trying to convince me to do another triathlon this fall. This way I wonít fall back on my swimming. She wants me to get a confidence boost she feels I need. It is .5 mile swim versus the .62m I attempted. The bike and run are shorter and significantly flatter than mine. Some say itís flat but flat is relative to the biker, in my opinion.
That was my day.
- lose 50lbs
-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle
-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.
| Pounds lost: 20.3