It’s been a tough week…

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)

 

 

 

1 Comment

  1. You Had A Dream….And Now It is Coming True ❤️ You Don’t Have To Win, Just Enjoy The Experience ! YOU CAN DO IT ! Your Friends & Family Are Behind YOU X🇦🇺🇬🇧
    Perhaps The Wizard Of OZ Will Be Able To Help You 🌈 He Will Give You Strength, He Will Give You Hope, He Will Give You Courage, But Most Of All HE WILL GIVE YOU HEART ❤️🇬🇧
    GOOD LUCK VANESSA ☘️ AUSTRALIA ! TEAM GB ! WOW ! GO GIRL GO 🌈🏊🚴🏃
    AND ALWAYS BY YOUR SIDE WILL BE MATT ❤️💙🇬🇧🇬🇧🇦🇺 TO LOVE YOU WHAT EVER WHAT x
    YOU ARE A WINNER 🥇

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