It’s three days before my first Olympic distance triathlon. I should be excited, antsy and full of energy. Instead I’m tired, fatigued and weak. I have no idea what is going on. But it needs to stop.
I “think” this is a combination of two things. The half marathon I did weekend before last took more out of me than I thought it would. Then, Sunday at the lake I got sunburned and blew up on a hot, humid run. My body is still recovering from that. Since then, all of my workouts have been weak.
My ride in to work this morning was good, but I took it easy. I will do the same on the ride home tonight. I’m supposed to run a few miles tomorrow morning and then a swim workout in the evening. Friday is my travel day so I don’t have a workout planned. I want to take some time to check out the course and look around a bit.
As weak as I feel at the moment, the only goal I have for this race is to see the finish line. But I guess it’s really that way for me with any race. Podiums mean nothing to me. That’s not why I do this. I do it to be with friends, have fun and get fit. I love the training and the group stuff almost as much as the races. It’s fun to listen to the stories, advice, and different strategies everybody has for “Gitn’ r’ dun”. I’m trying to get excited about the race, but for now, I’m just tired and hungry.