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Nine days until the Austin Triathlon

I'm starting to get nervous for the triathlon that's coming up on Labor Day. It would be so much better if I had someone doing it with me in my age category (40 and over) at the sprint distance who is at about the same skill level that I am (whimpy), just for the company. I have friends who are doing the race that are doing the Olympic distance so they will start at a different time. I'm excited but am having feelings similar to my friend, Bobbi, wondering what I've gotten myself into. I've been training here and there, so I'm more prepared than the last tri. The heat we've had here in Austin certainly hasn't been too helpful for the situation. It makes going outside and running or biking quite uncomfortable. I wish one of my sisters would come do the race with me! I even asked Julie to join me, and she said she would if I bought her plane ticket out here and I said I would. But then I looked at the triathlon online and the race is completely full and registration is closed. It has been for a while since it's a popular race. We'll see how it goes! I have nine more days to get ready. Seven hundred meter swim, 27 km bike, 5 km run, all at about 10 am on a 95 to 100 degree day. Fun, fun, fun! And I actually paid to do this?

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Aubrey Michelle said…
Good luck! I wouldn't be able to do the swim, I would flounder and then sink!
Happy The Man said…
I have no doubt you'll be fine as you seem to be able to do anything you put your mind to.

Me, I'd just as soon go to my grave before I did something like that :) OK, my knees have given up on me in the past 18 months so just climbing stairs or even just getting in and out of my car bothers them.

I'm looking forward to reading about your experience though. You'll do great!
Amanda said…
Wow, you're in way better shape than I am if you can do a race that length. That does seem pretty late to start an event that long. The weather has been getting better though - hopefully it'll be a nice cool day. I'm impressed that you're doing this and I'm sure your training will pay off! Good luck!
Callisto said…
Best wishes to you! I admire your work ethic - I don't have the backbone to do a race like that. I'm kinda hoping somebody you know drops out so that my mom can go. I think you'd have a really nice time running with her. If not, I'm sure you will be fantastic no matter what!
The Roberts said…
Good Luck Kelly! You will enjoy it. Race day is great
Bobbi said…
Kelly, Have a great day! I'll be thinking of you. You'll do fine! I'm looking forward to the blog post afterward. I hope you get another first place (there are a few benefits to being older--less competition in your age group). You go, girl!
Happy The Man said…
9 days has come and gone. How'd it go?

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