When I mapped out my race schedule at the beginning of the year, I wasn’t planning on going back to South Carolina to do the DU. I started a new job and have some other early season goals, so taking 5 days off to go race didn’t seem feasible. But after moving some things around at work and with the help of USA Triathlon, I was able to make the trip.
Well, three triathlons down, one 5th place and two 2nd place overall finishes. Not really what I had in mind for the beginning of my triathlon season. Some people might see this as pretty good, but I went slower this year in both the 2nd place races than I did last year (5 and 8 minutes, respectively).
I haven't been able to run for 3 weeks. It has sucked. The Boston Marathon is in 3 weeks. It is not good to take 3 weeks off from running 3 weeks before a marathon.
Skip to the Takeaways section if you just want a quick run-down of the goings on of this post. Otherwise, read on and enjoy!