Into the great unknown
Into the great unknown
As far is I can tell this triathlon business is 90% in the head. I'm really good at some bits, not so good at others, and mostly it's a great ever unknown. This is my experience of managing mind, and body, to be the best triathlete I can be.


ritatrisby ritatrisApr 7th 2013
6 days, or 5, I never know how to count it, until 'race' day.

I've had a really good weekend, mostly due to some really lovely good wishes from clubmates. I do most of my training with boyfriend and two good friends (all of whom are considerably faster than me and good competitive athletes, which has it's own up and downsides) which can become quite an intense little bubble, especially as we live together half the week. So it's been really nice to meet up with club friends, have a good swim this morning, and take a breath of fresh triathlon air. And it's been really nice to have support and tips of varying seriousness, the best and most frequent one being to enjoy it (seconded by strategic advice on how to approach the buffet at the hotel).

We fly on Wednesday early morning, so I've been writing my packing list. I think I've got everything... Though there's always that feeling that I've forgotten something vital.. Like a friend who forgot to take his bike shoes to a road race... I'll do a double check! Picking up bike boxes tomorrow, packing bikes Tuesday night. I'd been digracefully neglectful of cleaning my poor bike for the past couple of months, but she's looking a lot shinier and happier after a full scrub, grease and polish on Saturday. Otherwise, a short run tomorrow, and a short swim Tuesday morning to keep me in touch, and we'll be off.

We'll have two and a half days to build bikes, go for a little spin, have a splash around, stay focused, try not to go into full holiday mode and/or panic, then as advised I'll be aiming to enjoy it! I suspect it's going to be a fast 6 (or 5) days.
sarahleonardby member: sarahleonard, Apr 11th 2013 11:56
Eeeeeeeeek, Good luck! So excited for you, can't wait to hear all about it :-) The packing is half the battle ;-)
twiggyby member: twiggy, Apr 13th 2013 14:12
Good luck Rita!!
TriBlogsby member: TriBlogs, Apr 15th 2013 13:51
A+ for Awesome!
ritatrisby blog author: ritatris, Apr 17th 2013 17:50
Thanks guys! Will get a race report up before it turns into more of a blur!
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