I should be super excited…
I should be looking forward to my big adventure down under…
I have done all the training – it’s gone really well, I feel strong – much fitter than when I qualified which is a good thing. I am not injured.
But this week, mentally, I have found it extremely hard. Maybe not just this week but towards the back end of last week also.
I am feeling slightly intimidated – we have a closed Facebook Group for the GB Team – I have switched off the notifications as it’s not doing me any good seeing all the pictures and conversations. I’ll switch them back on once I am over there as it’s the key communication stream with all GB Athletes from the organisers.
There seems to be so much that has to happen before I even race – does my helmet meet the safety standards, is my medication for my asthma allowed, the course recces, briefings, photos, registration, team parades, building my bike (that’s a first!), and team outings as well as getting myself ready for the race. I should be so excited, but I am feeling a little inadequate and petrified – I will be honest. What if I am sh*t?! What if I am last?
I have a great friend, who has been through the same experience and she has shared her experience with me and it has helped. You know who you are – so thank you.
I will write a race plan – and I will use that to focus my energy and stick to it.
This kind of thing doesn’t happen to Miss V – I was not sporty as a child and now I find myself with a GB Trisuit – I need to embrace this experience, smile and enjoy it!
So, this weekend I will put all my training into practise and take part in our local triathlon. I will not worry about things I can’t control and I will smile.
By the way, you will be able to track me on race day by using the ITU Grand Final Gold Coast2018 app – I will be racing on Thursday 13th September at 11.30am (9hrs ahead of the UK)!
Thanks for listening 😉
Miss V (GB Triathlete)