My apologies for my inactivity, but I’ve been getting ready for my longest race of the year. It’s 4.33 miles in the Pacific, and I still get a little nervous about it. I swam very well in this race last year (1st place female) with less than ideal training conditions (I tethered myself to a ladder in a kiddie pool since the main pool was too cold for me to train in on Kauai). This year I’ve had the opportunity to train the race course each of the last three weekends, with the exception of this weekend due to the Box Jellyfish arrival. What ways do you calm pre race jitters? Knowing that I’ve already completed the race course multiple times in the last month certainly has me feeling more confident. Most of my nerves come from expectations I place on myself. I’ve swum with people whose nerves are more about what might be swimming in the water with us, but for some reason this doesn’t seem to bother me. What makes you nervous about swimming without lane lines and the black line on the bottom?
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