After a couple days of reflection, and some insight from Coach Mary, I have decided that, despite the fact that I was a little disappointed in my performance at Du the Lakes on Sunday (read about that here), it was a great race for me in that I have learned a little bit about myself, and have some work to do to get ready for my upcoming races.
In other words, I feel like there has bee a fire set beneath me!! And I want it to burn hotter and hotter until the half-iron at Rev3 Quassy, which is my first big race of the season, and a little over a month away!!
Here are a few lessons learned from my race:
- Short course is hard and it hurts. No matter how fast or good you are, it's still painful. I either need to embrace that or not do short course. I haven't made a firm decision on that, but I do love a challenge.
- When I begin to push myself, I think too much. I let my brain make decisions for me instead of trusting my body to do what I have trained it to do. I need to work on getting my mind out of it and flowing with my body.
- I have to train my mind to obey, just like I train my body to obey.
- When I figure out how to train my kids to obey, will someone please give me a prize?
- If a woman passes me just before the finish line, I will not try to guess her age, I will run her down!! (I swear she looked a lot older than me!!)