It felt chaotic. Rainy and cloudy day.. It was as though I was in some carnival instead of a triathlon event. This is my 1st tri event for this year, but obviously not my first. I’ve done a few. But I don’t know why today it felt different. We were to swim across the sea , reach the island.. bike.. and..had to get back to the mainland where we started.. But after the bike, I saw kayaks at the beach, along the island.. So I wasn’t sure.. am i suppose to kayak..? or swim..? wait.. this is a triathlon. There is no kayak discipline in a triathlon.. but how come there are some participants kayaking..? and some swimming..? ive my running shoes on..(put them on after the bike).. so.. i obviously can’t swim.. so do i have to kayak..? there were no officials or marshal in sight..What do I do..what do I do..? I don’t want to be DQed for breaching the rules and regulation of this event..and i can’t afford to waste time figuring out .. humm…
I ended up giving up, coz I was not sure what to do..This will be the 1st time I DNF a tri race.. what a shame..
*and she finally woke..it was just, but a dream..
NOTE : Practice makes perfect. You wouldn’t know what to do next until you practice and learn what to do..and it will certainly help you a lot during race day. Be it bike check in, transition layout (T1, T2), swim, bike, run, transition sequence(what to do 1st, next and so on) etc. You can imagine on race morning, especially if you are a newbie, you will panic and unsure what to do 1st, how to do it.. and you might feel guilty to ask another participant for a last minute tip as he/she is busy organizing his/her transition layout..and preparing mentally for the event..Same goes to training. The fact that you’ve done a marathon before doesn’t mean you remember how you trained for it. So practice to learn, and learn to practice ! Look up, read up, ask, discuss, watch ! 🙂 And I am still learning myself 🙂 All the best to all doing the PD Tri this weekend ! To Yahya, Abe and Kiden who will be doing the 1st triathlon (sprint distance on Saturday), ALL THE BEST !! Race safe and have fun.