I finally got my schedule for this semester today and it seems like I’ll be able to participate on the race that I wanted for this year. The race is a Half Iron Distance Triathlon in Margarita (which is a beautiful island in the Caribbean, not too far from where I live). The race is on june 13th and I was afraid that I could have a final for one course on the 15th, which would make it too close to the race date, considering that I will have to drive and get on a ferry after the race, I didn’t want to have to rush my trip back after a race like that. However, I have a test scheduled for the 17th, but I think I will have enough time to come back and study, that course doesn’t seem too complicated so I should be ok.
Still, I’m going to play it safe and I won’t sign up for the race yet, I have until may 14th before they raise the inscription prices, so I can still wait a few weeks to see how I’m doing with training, classes and work, I’ve got to get to a good balance with everything again.
I made my training plan for the race last Sunday and started it the next day. The first two days I was doubting myself, thinking I had lost too much endurance or forgotten how to do it all, but I had awesome training sessions yesterday and today and my body has been responding really well to it, so I’ve got a very positive attitude towards this training and the race. I’m focusing mostly on my swimming and riding, I think I’m a good (amateur-athlete-wanna-be) runner and I’m not too worried about the half marathon at the end of the race. My riding is usually very solid and I’m more confortable on the bike than on anything else, but I still want it to be stronger since I think I should take advantage of what I think it’s my strongest point. And my swimming, well, I’ve got to work on that more… But I have time, I’ll get there.
So it’s starting now, another journey to another big race, now I just have to work hard to get to that Start Line, so I can enjoy a good race again!