My first Triathlon is tomorrow. It’s a mini Sprint, which means its a great place to start….but will still be a lot of hard work!
I was going into this event thinking I’d just ride my bike with my sneakers and not my bike shoes. I have been trying to “clip and unclip” all week and it was scaring me being stuck to my bike that way! So today I attended a free Ladies only handling clinic over at the local bike shop (Moment Cycle Sports). I learned a great deal about handling, stopping, clipping in and drafting. I went through the clinic in sneakers. Once home I was like an addict….wanting more bike time. So we called the sitter and left the kids with him for an hour while my hubby helped me get clipped in/out and we practiced stopping as we rode around Liberty Station. That is all I needed! I was up…we rode all over Liberty Station, even up the walking bridge! Guess who fell off their bike? NOT me! I also learned today that if you fear swimming in the open water you can find a “Swim Buddy” at the Tri. A “Swim Buddy” is someone who will swim beside you the entire time! Yay!
I’m feeling much more confident going into this after overcoming a few fears!
Now for dinner….carbs!