When I started triathlon, I had turned 40 and wanted something new to try for that year. It’s difficult to make a claim on youth at 40. Mistakes are no longer “youthful indiscretions.” Commitments and Very Serious Things demand our attention – mortgages, memos, car payments, staff meetings.
At the time, my first triathlon was also a Very Serious Thing. Even though it was ‘only’ an Olympic distance – I was dialed in. Gels, bike clothes, swim strategy…backup gels, backup bike clothes, backup swim strategy (much needed as I got lost during the point to point swim).
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