Wednesday, September 09, 2009


I have to admit that I am a bit concerned about this weekend's race. Originally, I thought I would keep doing this crazy tri thing until October's "Try Andy's Tri". But, I realized that I have been "training" for my 1st season of triathlons since February, which immediately followed training for Houston and then Zooma. I was feeling a bit burned out and decided that the August TriGirl was going to be it for me. I was gonna relax the week following TriGirl and take a much deserved coach potato week!

Well then some sorry bastard decided to hand out flyers at TriGirl for the Eastside Tri. Seriously, I've never been good at being a couch potato anyway! The tri was in September. I knew I didn't want to keep training through October, but hey, what was one more month? I could keep training through mid-September. Yeah, no problem! And there was a short course and long course option. While I do want to give some longer courses a tri, I figured the short course was right up my alley - 300m swim, 14 mile bike, 3 mile run. Whoot!

Well, my training hasn't been quite as regimented as it has been in the past. But, that's not what has me concerned. It's the lack of information on the website and, according to my buds at, the e-mails that have been sent to the race director have been pretty much unanswered. I read that the race has been well-organized in the past, but apparently there is a new race director this year. So all of this has me wondering....will there be enough kayaks in the water? Will the race course be safe and blocked from traffic? Will there be enough support at the aid stations? Or, will we be meeting up on Sunday morning only to find that we'd be better off just forgetting about the race and having breakfast at IHop instead?

To top it off, the weather for Sunday looks a bit iffy too!

I'm just keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it will be a great race and great weather!


Tara said...

Ick! Sounds a little gruesome.

Oh well, above all; just go out, try not to worry, and have fun!!

Good luck!

Meg Runs said...

You should be fine, you're so fit! I guess I would be worried about the kayaks many things to consider. I hope they get their act together!

Robert said...

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