Two very quick (and exciting) announcements:
- Vicky won her 4.33 mile open water swim, “The 31st Possibly Annual Hawaii Christmas Looong Distance Invitational Rough – H2O Swim.” She was the first woman out of the water and fourth athlete overall. I hope she’ll be able to post more details soon.
- I registered for my first individual triathlon! Woot! Woot!
I say individual because I have competed on triathlon relays before (as the swimmer) but I haven’t actually done an entire triathlon on my own. My race will be on May 27th – so I’ve got some good training time in front of me. I signed up for the sprint triathlon (750 meter swim, 20k bike and 5k run).
I considered entering the “first time tri” until I saw the run was still a 5k, why couldn’t the run have been shorter? Sure, the swim was almost cut in half – but that won’t do me any good! I also know I can bike either distance. Needless to say, I decided to debut in the sprint.
I’m a little nervous about biking with so many other people. 3,000 entrants seems like a lot to this small town girl from AK. I’ve never ridden in a group before and I don’t have a race bike. Nor will I be purchasing one for my first triathlon. Maybe I don’t really have anything to worry about because I’ll be so far behind the pack?
My biggest concern is the 5k – I’d rather swim a 5k than run one any day of the week!
It is exciting to be coming out of retirement, but I’ve got a long way to go if I want to be competitive.