5/16/09

Into the Ocean

The other night I had a triathlon anxiety dream - As soon as I got on my bike my entire handlebar broke in half and I had no brakes. Then the next day during my swim warmup I almost had a panic attack thinking about the deep, dark ocean. So, to get over it I've been reading tri blogs and watching transition videos. Today I am going to run through my course and jump into the pacific in my new wetsuit! The suit is so comfortable and warm I can't wait to try it out.

I love Terri Schneider's Triathlon Revolution book. In the mental training section I learned a new tip which is really helping me, and that is channeling positive energy and visualization into a word or phrase that you can use when you are under duress. I haven't formulated one for the run or bike, but for swimming, which I find most challenging, it is "Happy Turtles"! This is magic super hero stuff and it works!

2 comments:

Jo Lynn said...

Happy Turtles sounds perfect. Be careful in the Pacific today. Don't you wish we lived where wet suits weren't needed? Glad yours is commfy though. Makes a big difference. ;)

René said...

Thanks! Imagine hot beaches of Jamaica!

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