I’ve never been so disappointed and have never felt like I feel right now. I wasn’t even 15 minutes into the triathlon and I got pulled from the race during the swim event, didn’t even make it to the half way point. I failed it’s even hard to tell you guys I failed. It’s hard to face this disappointment.
I do know why I failed, I failed because I was over confident and I didn’t practice I didn’t swim once prior to this event. I’m a strong swimmer or I thought I was, the only place I will swim is in the ocean so this should not have been a problem. Ocean swimming has never been problem, I’ve swam in and out ripe tides and fast currents caused by the onset of typhoons in the Philippines, I deep dive into coral reefs and surfed days on end.
Perhaps it was swimming without fins or my upper body strength has degraded.Maybe not being able to sleep last night; but I doubt it. I was even more upset when I was not allowed to do the bike and run parts just to do them not for the contest; just to experience the rest.
Guess it doesn’t really matter; I failed and all I can do now is learn from this and lick my wounds. I’ve never failed like this and I hate it.
As soon as next year sign-ups open; I’m going back for redemption.