My trainer decided to cancel on me today so I could rest up for my tri. My tri coach had told me I could train or do an easy brick, and since training was out, I settled in on the brick.
20 minute run
30 minute bike
Super easy. It felt good. It calmed me down. I thought a ton about what I want out of this tri, what I'm worried about, why I'm worried. One of my favorite things about running is pulling apart problems. I felt loads better when I was done.
Three years ago I did this same triathlon, on a whim. I hadn't swam laps...ever. I was on a borrowed bike I didn't know how to use. I had a great time.
I'm way faster now, at everything. This is good, because...duh. But, it adds more pressure, because now I expect things of myself. That's all pretty new, a little bit stressful, but...it's good.
And, all my nerves will melt away Saturday morning at 8:17am when my wave starts, and I get to focus on kicking ass and leaving it all out there.