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.


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.




Carbed-up, ready to sleep.

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

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!

  2. kelsey

    You’ll do great! Have so much fun!
    When I do open water swims, I try to look up every 3 strokes. I know it seems like a lot, but it’s so much better than swimming 10-15 strokes and then looking up and realizing you’re zig-zagging:)

  3. Janae@hungryrunnergirl

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

  4. 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).

  5. Caitlin

    Good luck!! Can’t wait to read all about the open water swim – I’m doing one in a few weeks so I need all the guidance I can get!


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