So in a little less than 3 weeks, I am going to attempt to do something I have not done before... compete in 2 triathlons back to back in 2 days. On May 15, I will race in New Jersey and on May 16, I will race in Maryland. Of course, in between will be the driving. So I have a feeling on Monday, May 17, I might be a little tired. Both are sprint distances so I am pretty sure I will complete them. But I know me... I am a little competitive. And even though I may say that I am just going out for the training and I hope to finish and not be injured in any way... something strange happens when the gun goes off. And I have to race as hard as possible and do as well as possible. Competition brain takes over and it's all about the finish line.
That being said, the main goal is to finish well but finish healthy. I have a long season ahead of me and I need to preserve my body. So I will attempt to treat these 2 races like training days and go out and enjoy myself. I will be the ambassador for ovarian cancer and hope to raise awareness along the way. That's really what this is about.
But I know me... today I am concerned about racing back to back. But when the gun goes off, I will be concerned about passing the next woman in front of me.