This weekend kicks off the tri season for me! This year I actually have a tri season... the last two years I built up to two big races at the end of the year and that was the end of that. Season opener and ender all in one month. It feels odd to have such a large race this early in the year. Tomorrow I will be making my way to Knoxville for the Rev3 Half Iron.
I would say I am feeling unprepared but in thinking back on my other races, that seems to be the way I ALWAYS feel so I won't bore you with those thoughts. Let's just hope that my feelings of unpreparedness work out as well as the other times :)
Truth be told, I am a little nervous about this race. It is hillier than anything I have attempted thus far. I guess you would call that a challenge. I think the nerves of just fear of the unknown. Plenty of people have told me the race is harder than most so at least I am not going into it completely naive. My plan is to just take it as it comes. I am not trying to kill any PRs, I am just trying to enjoy the day, finish the race and set myself up with some confidence for the rest of the year (I hope!).
In other news, I signed up for my A race of the year this week. I had been thinking about it off an on. Right after B2B last year, I thought I might do B2B again but then part of me wanted to at least try an IM branded race. I was thinking about it. Lord knows it is hard to get into these races these days. I thought about going down to Florida to volunteer and register seemed so far in the distance. Did I mention I don't want to deal with shipping my bike? So that means everything has to be driving distance. Enter Louisville. I have heard mixed reviews on it. Who I am kidding... I have only had one person tell me they loved the race. All the others have horror stories about the heat. ....and then it happened. A rainy day last Sunday saw me parked at my PC hitting the register button. Spur of the moment? Yep. That is how I roll and I cannot wait to get to Louisville!