I haven’t posted in awhile…it’s been a busy summer of travel and squeezing in training sessions. But overall, I’ve really enjoyed the switch from marathon to triathlon training.
A few weeks ago I visited the race site, beautiful Rocky Gap State Park. Two girlfriends went out with me and we made a day of it–took a picnic lunch and I celebrated later with a milkshake (it was the first day out of the 90-day nutrition challenge). My friend, Lily, has done triathlons before so we brought our Speedos and swim caps and did a little swim on the other side of the roped off area. It was a little nerve-wracking because I kept visualizing race day with lots of people all around me. And even though I could sort of see the bottom, sighting in a lake is going to be so much harder than in the pool. I kept asking her questions so it was more of a Q&A session for me than much of an actual workout! But it helped to visualize things a bit beforehand.
Race day is only 18 days away! I’m excited and nervous! Since June I have made so much progress with all aspects of training and am truly amazed at what hard work and perseverance can do. I just hope the water isn’t too cold on race day!