Yep you read right, it was a DNF (did not finish)
When I got the bright idea to do a triathlon last October, I was coming into it with a strong cycling foundation. No running and no swimming, so I started with training the running. I wasn’t until March that I started even going to the pool and it wasn’t until June when I started swimming lessons. My last lesson was the same week as the race. 🙂
So definitely my swim was my weakest link. I had practiced for 2 weeks in the lake, early morning to get used to the temperature.
There was NO way I was prepared for the weather we ended up with on race day. The wind and the waves was stronger than I was THIS year.
I look back on the experience and I knew that I was barely ready to finish in perfect conditions. But I learned a ton and faced many “first time” steps. Just walking up to the table and registering was a HUGE thing. Hearing the horn blow and walking into the water was a HUGE thing.
So next year when I do it again, I will have only have to worry about getting across the finish line as everything else will be old hat!
Plans are already started for the training schedule for next year, I am excited about improving my skills and kicking ass next year!