Saturday, May 09, 2009

Sanity Slowly Rears its Head

Update on yesterday's post: I went to the tri's website to look at the times. You know, just to see last year's times. I figured it would probably take me about two hours (or just a little under) to do this particular triathlon.

The good news: It's all flat.

The better news: The slowest finish last year was about 2:20. I think I could beat that. (No 80-year-olds entered, though.)

But now... the bad news: 27 competitors last year.

Not everyone may understand this, but to be a fat(ish by then), slow athlete in a crowd is one thing. But to be one of 28 competitors? Oh, my. That may take much more courage than I can muster up by then.

I'm going to have to do quite a bit of thinking...


Arnþór L. Arnarson said...

I still think you should go for it. Pride is only an hindrance. Think about how thoroughly you will beat your time in 2010! :)

Karen said...

Haha... I thought pride was a good thing! But yeah, setting a PR to beat later is defintely a good motivator. I'm still thinking. There are just so many nuances to doing a tri vs. a single sport event... Of ourse, I might be looking for excuses to weenie out. I'll speak with my (accomplished) triathlete coworker and get her thoughts (which, of course, will also be "Do it!" because I know her well enough).