Tomorrow is my second (and final!!) triathlon this season. I’m excited to do it, and to have it behind me. Like I said here, running is where my heart is. I’ve enjoyed the crosstraining, and will continue some of it, but look forward to more concentrated run training for the remainder of 2012.
The race is in Dewey Beach, Delaware, and it’s one I’ve done twice before. The last time was 11 years ago and my son was just a baby. Funny story that goes along with this: Mr. Zippy was doing triathlons back then, too. My brother, as well, and he decided to come out from Ohio to join us in the race. We had a friend avaiable to watch my son while we all raced, so everything was in place.
Race morning dawned and we all began our prep for the day. My son was eating rice cereal at the time and I had brought down a ziplock bag of it with us. My brother was unaware of that and was looking for the powdered drink mix he’d brought down (also in a ziplock bag–you can see where this is going). He filled up his water bottle for the race, we all got ready and headed off to the race course.
I’m sure by now you can imagine the surprise my brother had during the race when he took a drink from his water bottle. Rice cereal wasn’t quite what he had in mind! But it was a ball to have him out there on the race course and we all enjoyed the day.
I looked up my old results from 11 years ago. I forgot that the swim had been cancelled that year due to heavy surf, so there’s no real comparing. I don’t really have any big goals for this one other than to beat my bike split average from Iron Girl, which shouldn’t be too tough since that course was hilly and this is flat. Not to mention that my bike split was just pathetic and I know I can do better.
This year I’m doing the race with three friends, one of whom is doing her first. I can’t wait for her to experience her first tri, an experience I know she will love.
Come Sunday, it’s marathon training game on. Can’t wait. Who else is racing this weekend?