This year I'm not feeling much like a triathlete. It's already March and I haven't signed up for a single race yet.
I'm sure most of this is because of my hip injury. I thought I'd be over it by now, but I'm not. My training over the winter was so inconsistent because of it. So I'm afraid to sign up for an event only to be unable to do it. Or even worse in my mind - what if I sign up for a race that I did last year, and my time is slower?
I know I'm new to this, but I figured I do a few sprints last year, the maybe a couple of sprints and an Olympic distance this year, and in the next year or two I would do a HIM distance. I pictured a nice straight path of ever decreasing race times and gradually increasing distances. But it's become incredibly clear to me that this road is anything but straight. I will most likely only do two triathlons this year - half the number I did last year. And it makes me feel more like somebody who just occasionally does triathlons, and less like a triathlete.
|This is how my triathlon journey is shaping up.|
Funny how I don't have the same problem with golf. I used to play every single weekend. Now I only play once or twice a month. But I still identify myself as a golfer.
I'm not really sure what point I'm trying to make here. I guess I'm just sorting things out in my mind. Maybe I just need to sign up for a race and put together a training plan so I can start to feel like a triathlete again.