My first triathlon of the season is tomorrow – eeeek! I’m excited to be racing again, except that I woke up with that achy/getting sick feeling this morning. I’m hoping to shake it by tomorrow, but honestly this week has been a struggle. I don’t think I’ve caught up on sleep from last weekend’s shenanigans.
The main reason for doing this sprint tri was to get a “warm-up” first tri of the season before my Olympic tri at the end of the month, BUT of course there’s a cold front this weekend and we’re reaching record lows. Lucky me to be jumping in the water at those temps 😉 No, the water won’t be that cold, but it will be very cold waiting around at the start as well as once I exit the water!! Here’s what weather.com is saying:
I’m a tad anxious since I’m hoping to beat my times from last year, and agonizing over my new AG (30-34) which will be much more competitive. I have big expectations for improvements in all events! And I’m taking my tri bike on her first race.
I’ve also been debating my clothing strategy; I’ll definitely be wearing a sleeveless wetsuit for the swim. Mainly for the warmth, and the added buoyance will make the swim really speedy. It’s a tri suit, so should be easy enough to pull off even though there won’t be wetsuit strippers. It will probably be right around 50 degrees when I exit the water, but I don’t think I’m going to bother with a jacket or arm warmers since it’s a sprint tri. I’m hoping the 15 miles on the bike just goes really fast and I don’t freeze to death!! On the bright side, the run won’t be hot like it normally is here in Texas.
Ok, I’m off to pack, practice my transitions and pick out a good movie for tonight. See you in a couple days with a race report!