Westfields in Chantilly, VA, April 2020
Eeek! I just made a huge, giant leap outside of my comfort zone!! Thankfully I have a supportive husband who has full faith in me that I can do this! I am nervous about the newness of it all, unsure of transitions, etiquette, etc.
Goal is to finish. They do have time limits which is a bummer, but maybe that will keep me honest to actually train with purpose. Indoor swim, 250m, 12 mile bike on flat, paved road, and 5k on mostly paved road as well. I have never done a flat ground 5k and came in at 38 minutes on an extremely hilly course when I wasn’t in great shape to begin with so I am hoping I can beat the 40 minute limit on the run. Definitely need to work on the bike to run transition. Hopefully I will be able to shed a few more pounds between now and then, I am only 5lbs shy of their “heavyweight” division... I know that will help my endurance and legs on the run.
Didn’t realize it was on a Sunday until AFTER I registered, what a dork. Then I looked at the schedule and saw that bike check starts at 5:30 - yawn! They are to be cleared out by 10:30, so I likely will still have a chance of making it to part of church, even living an hour away... that is, if I can still walk
Already learning something new... and I have read the beginner tri book (blanking on the name, but it’s popular) - now to start putting that info into action!
It’s late, I’m tired. Hopefully that all made sense...