I am still not sure if I really like tris!
|1st triathlon in Orlando 2010|
For one thing I really do not enjoy the swim- I am trying. But I am not a good swimmer- I am slow & slow. Mostly I am over thinking the whole thing- I started going to a Master's Swim class at Cheval AC. This has been great- I have met some great people and have swam more yards in one class than I would on my own. It's just I don't enjoy it. But I also don't want to give up, just because it is hard- I just had this conversation with my 4th grader about not quitting when a task is challenging. Also I have this problem called "perfectionism" and I really struggle with not being able to do something well.
The other 2 disciplines of the triathlon I really enjoy. I like my road bike and think my spin classes have helped me become stronger on my bike. I am still a little cautious when I ride but I hope to beat my bike times from my last triathlon. Running is my bread & butter so I hope I can come off the bike with strong, fast legs. My run times have been falling in the last year- I think it is due to my cross training plus changing my gait from a heel to a mid-foot strike. This has allowed me to remain healthier longer which has played a part in being able to run each mile a little faster.
Mostly I want to swim smoothly, bike safely & run fast! I'll let you know....
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