Monday, August 9, 2010

Our A race coming we go

I'm on day 3 of a 4 day trip, and needless to say, I'm exhausted. So forgive me if this post is ranty/mumbly/doesn't make any sense, but triathlon has been on my mind a lot lately, for obvious reasons.

Like T mentioned in the previous post before, this tri is going to be no picnic, with lots of hills to deal with, a long swim distance, and added pressure on me (my parents are going to be there cheering us on). It got me to thinking about my training, and like T, I'm sitting here wondering if I've done enough, if I've prepared myself physically for this triathlon. And then, as I sit in my hotel room feeling my ridiculously low heart rate and look at my calves, I don't worry about the physical part of this, but the mental part.

Let me explain.

This race will be the hardest race I have ever done in my life. I will be doing a distance that is both challenging and new to me. I will be taking my first step in expanding my triathlon experience. I'm super excited for it, don't get me wrong. But I'm also a little scared.

I've done a lot of right things this year, and some things not right. I think I've done exceptional in the water compared to last year. My cycling is not as high as I'd like to be, but my speed is improving compared to last year. And my running has been decent. Not great, but decent. Basically, it's me probably being paranoid, but whatever.

Game time on Saturday.


  1. Hey, it's your chance to be a star! My parents came to see me in an allstar baseball game one time. I struck out FOUR times!! I expect you to do better than me :-)

  2. well maybe you should have worked on that hand-eye coordination, then that would have not been a problem. ;-)

    I never had problems playing hockey when my parents were watching me growing up; I anticipate Saturday will be somewhat similar. :-)

  3. Have a great race, Brandon!!