6 days and counting ….
That is how many days left to my first sprint triathlon. Escape for Fort DeSoto. Then usual anxiety is croppig up in my head ….
Can I transition well enough?
Have I done enough in the swim area?
Can I NOT finish last?
We did another open water swim today and the initial head out I found I was having trouble breathing. The same issues again that I thought were gone. I powered through it, but now I have the thought in my head again. What if I freak out in the actual race? The cold reacts on me, and the race is EARLY. Will I be able to acclimate quickly enough to get into the swim. Will it go as fast as they seem to go in training? I mean, I finished a mile today in under 30 minutes. Much faster than the pool work I do. This race is half that, but will the anxiety cause me to falter, and if I power through will it effect the rest of my race as well? I felt DEPLETED today during the bike portion, and the weather was so hot that I was worried about even attempting the run in it.
There was an email sent out from a fellow TNT member today about how she and a friend went out to the St. Anthony’s site and she commented about how FAR the swim looked. Did NOT need to see that.
Hope fully this is just pre-race jitters.