This week, the athlete’s guide for my next big triathlon came out. Next month, I’m doing the Challenge Williamsburg Olympic Triathlon. For you non-triathletes, that means it’s kind of sort of twice as long as the last race I did. The swim in 0.9 miles (1500m), the bike is 24 miles, and the run is a 10k. I’ve done an oly before, but the distance is still a bit intimidating. Well, it’s not so much the distance, it’s the time limit. 4 hours and 15 minutes. I can do it, but if anything goes wrong, it’s questionable.
And yet, while I’m freaking about my next race, I’m also considering signing up for another triathlon. But a sprint distance, of course.
You see, I don’t have any races in July. This is intentional. July is hot. But now two of my friends are signed up for a particular race mid-month. And I could go race with them. It would be good practice. And if my race in June goes poorly, this forces me right back out there. And it’s only a sprint distance. These are all good reasons.
So I am debating. Do I want to add another race to my schedule when I’m already freaking out about the races I have? Should I do it?