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Smith’s Point Triathlon Race Report: Wet and Windy

Posted Aug 08 2011 1:08pm
Yesterday was Smith’s Point Tri. I never mentioned that I was doing this one because even though I’d signed up for it, I wasn’t sure I was going. The weather was tentative all week and while I’ve been working out, I don’t know if I could say I’ve been training the way I should have been before a race. We’re talking one brick workout in a couple of months. And I’d never done a race in the rain. The bike makes me nervous enough. The thought of biking on slick roads in the rain? That’s even scarier. We picked up our race packets on Saturday afternoon, still hedging whether or not we were doing this thing. We’d decide at 4:00 am, depending on the weather. Thinking I might not be going helped me sleep a little better on Saturday night, always a good thing. And when I woke up? No rain. I had packed my bag the night before and loaded my bike and other essentials in the car, so all I had to do was get dressed and eat and get on the road. The race site was only about 40 minutes away, so leaving at 4:45 gave us [...]
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