Relief or Nausea
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I'm not sure which is that feeling in the pit of my stomach. I have been talking about doing a triathlon for years and I have been training hard for 6 weeks now, but hadn't signed up for an actual race until now. I just signed up for the YWCA Women's Triathlon. It's doesn't say it is a sprint, but it pretty much is: 500 yard swim/ 15.5 mile bike and 5K run. Why they measure the swim and the bike in the American yards and miles, I don't know, but that translates to about a 450M swim and a 25K bike ride. I'm pretty sure I can handle that no problem, especially since I have been training with 2-3 times the swim distance. And it is with all women, so maybe I will feel less self conscious and more camaraderie.
I also signed up for an open water swim clinic and a pre race swim preview through them to make me feel more comfortable in the open water. The swim clinic is tomorrow!
So I feel relieved, I guess, and glad that I finally committed, but I must admit, I feel kinda sick about it too. I figure this is a good way to get my feet wet (pun intended) and get me ready for the olympic distance that I have been training for. If all goes well, I'll do the Dare to Tri in August or if I feel I need more training, I'll do the One Last Tri in September.