In spite of the fact that I haven’t done a triathalon for several years, Saturday morning found me feeling pretty good about placing well at Fatty’s inaugural tri. I had the usual butterflies and stomach issues that I get before any race.
At the start I was eying the competition and checking out the quads of my fellow racers for any potential carrots to chase.
I marked a few and then worked on my race strategy for the remaining minutes before the start. my usual plan is take it out hard and try to demoralize the competition but Saturday was an especially hot day and I knew the race was going to be long so I practiced restraint and started out towards the back of the pack.
My strategy was working great untill I hit the first transition, sliding rock. I’m pretty sure I can blame my poor overall placing on my transition time at the slide. I must have lost half an hour or more there.
I pretty much gave up after that and limped it to the finish line.
A huge thanks to Fish and Fatty for throwing such a good a party complete with killer food, a live DJ and a raffle. The biggest thanks goes to Susan for sharing her Saturday with us. I have a feeling this will be an annual festival.