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My first triathlon is in about three weeks!

What? My first triathlon is right around the corner!

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Open water swimming at the Comerford Dam on the Connecticut River

Open water swimming at the Comerford Dam on the Connecticut River

I have been training all summer on the bike, in the pool and on the roads and trails in order to prepare for my first triathlon. I was supposed to race my first Olympic triathlon in July but it didn’t happen due to a nasty upper respiratory infection that knocked me off my feet for two weeks. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise because earlier in the summer my training felt rushed and I did not feel confident in the water or in the pool.  Now I have had plenty of extra time to get comfy in the “saddle” and to feel an ease when swimming close to a mile. On race day the running will be the easy part. I am excited for this new adventure at the Lobsterman Olympic Distance Triathlon (And yes it does come complete with a lobster dinner upon race completion. Yes!)

Lobsterman Triathlon

Lobsterman Triathlon

I am also nervous about my first tri and know that this new race experience will probably not be super smooth and I have absolutely no idea how I will stack up to the competition.  I have several big goals for the race:

  1. To complete the race!
  2. To finish the ride without any “Clippy” mishaps on the bike.
  3. To make it through the transitions smoothly (with no wardrobe malfunctions, ie: not being able to remove my wetsuit. Haha!)
  4. To complete the swim with no in water mishaps.
  5. To fuel myself appropriately so that I don’t bonk somewhere along the course..
  6. To rock the run!
  7. To have a blast!
  8. To eat my lobster, to laugh, and to celebrate becoming a triathlete!

What worries you the most about a triathlon? What was your first triathlon experience like?

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3 responses

3 responses

  1. My first tri is this Saturday! I am so excited and nervous to be around seasoned pros at this. I just want to finish and have fun with it(and not panic in the water)! Unfortunately, my sickness wasn’t earlier in the year, it started two weeks ago. 🙁 Strep and Sinus infection that turned into bronchitis over the weekend…I think I’ll be well enough to go this weekend, but my training has been lacking. Signed up on a whim and had about two months with a limited schedule to train…was really counting on these last few weeks to get the “kinks” out. 😉 At least I can practice transitions, right!

    Best wishes to you! I can’t wait to read all about how your final weeks go and how the event pans out! Good luck!!! 🙂

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