Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Tri-ing out my luck: Planning for my certain failure.

While thinking about the next month or tow and what kind of racing and training I’ll be doing, I’ve started to think I’m going to just go ahead and try and bust this triathlon out despite my lack of training. It’s doubtful that without the broken bone (no I am certainly not asking for one) I’ll be able to get a refund for the Pittsburgh Tri I signed up for a few months ago so instead of throwing away the $80 + entry fee I may as well go and at least try it. I mean the worst thing that could happen is they have to come pull me out of the water due to my suckness factor; either that I come in dfl. Either way I at least gave it a shot and paid to get my ass handed to me instead of nothing. Plus I could use a trip to Pittsburgh; it’s been almost a year and it’d be good to go see some friends. They have flexcars up there now and I can make the hour and five minute flight round trip via Southwest Airlines for $100 and have plenty of time for hanging out with friends.

The only part of the race that bothers me a little bit is the swim part, especially due to my lack of preparation lately for a .9 mile swim. On the other hand however I’m pretty sure that I could at least survive it by using only breast stroke or a combination of free and breast. I may not put out the fastest time and would probably get demolished there by the 10 other guys currently signed up in my age group, but I could probably still make up for it a bit in the bike and running part. I think I’ll call some people in Pittsburgh and see how willing and able they’ll be to get me to and from the airport and all of that good stuff.

In the mean time I better start hitting the pool again and at least make sure I can move through the water.

In other news, I’ve lied again; the bike is not yet in at the bike shop so I’ll likely be racing the Specialized once again at Greenbelt. I’m am getting tired of waiting; it is affecting my sleep and I’m dreaming about bikes more then anything these days. The past two nights I’ve woken up at 3:30am thinking about my bikes.

1 comment:

Beakerz said...

Ok. you wake up thinking / stressing over your bikes....crazy! lol

Meanwhile, "Side stroke" my friend. That is the best way to save your shoulder. It'll be tiring but you'll get through it.