Getting Ready for My Second Triathlon

So tomorrow I will participate in my second triathlon.

The first one went relatively well, except for that whole flat tire thing.

I didn’t train for this as well as I would have liked to, but I’m fairly confident in finishing the distance.

What I am nervous about: the open water swim. I have never swam in open water in a race-type situation before.

I’m a little nervous about being kicked in the face or getting a little claustrophobic in the crowd, but I’m most nervous about being able to have an idea of where I am. I’ve heard that looking up and attempting to sight the buoys helps. Or X-ray goggles.

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It’s in my parents’ hometown, so I came home tonight and brought my cheering squad: Ashley and Shannon. Ashley’s husband, Bo, is also doing the tri, and Shannon is just a fixture on my cheering squad.

Apparently, four extra people constitutes an army to my parents and we had three different kind of pastas: whole-wheat, regular and gluten-free.

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Fancy.

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Carbed-up, ready to sleep.

Let’s hope I don’t drown or swim rogue and end up back in NYC.

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15 comments on “Getting Ready for My Second Triathlon

  1. luv what you do

    Best of luck on your tri tomorrow! I love that feeling of nerves and excitement that you get the night before a race. Have fun tomorrow and enjoy every minute…even the swim. Just hang back and breath and you will do great!

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  2. Janae@hungryrunnergirl

    AHHH GOOD LUCK and I can’t wait to hear all about it. Someday I better get to experience your moms cooking!

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  3. Nicole

    Good luck! I look forward to the recap.
    Open H2O swim can be crazy–I remember my first one in Lake Michigan. Totally got elbowed, pushed, etc. Just had to be aggressive (without being a jerk).
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