For the past several years I have done either the 4.4 Great Chesapeake Bay Swim or the 1 mile Bay Challenge. Last year we did the 4.4 and decided this year we would do the 1 mile. Last time I did the 1 mile I got third in my age group!! It was very exciting and the first time I had won anything in any of these events we do. The first place person was even one of my former Towson teammates which made things even better! That particular day my swim was a great time even considering that my wetsuit came open mid swim. Grrrrrrr I really don't like my wetsuit but haven't found a better one yet. I want a sleeveless, easy to get on and off, and LOW ON THE NECK SO I CAN STOP CHOKING! As you can see I have very few requests for a new wetsuit. So anywho before I age up I wanted to do that race one last time and try and podium again (not that you actually stand on a podium here.) So that is CHOICE #1
One of my other favorite events the past two years has been the Diamond Girl Delaware put on by Piranha Sports the first Sunday in June. This has been a really small race. My first year there were 120 women and last year 160 women. I loved how small the race was! There were only two heats and I was usually in heat one so when I got out of water I was 5th then 4th each year respectively. I got all the wow-you-are-good cheers and claps. That never happens to me and it felt great even though I knew I wouldn't finish that way. The swim was 400 or 500 meters I believe. I would be out on my bike early on but that of course is my weakest leg. It is only a 10 mile bike ride! Another plus for this particular event and it is flat. This was another inspiration for all of the indoor cycling work. I knew if I could just continue the lead I get on the swim by biking better I could put myself in contention for an award at this small race. I have had my fastest run splits in my entire life here! Last year I split 8.15 for the 2 mile run. Oh yea and its a 2 mile run! Well apparently the small field of women wasn't enough for them to continue putting on this event :( Honestly this was my favorite triathlon! This is my favorite course, I find it fun and it makes me feels successful when most other triathlons don't and this year I was really hoping to do well. Well not all is lost. They are keeping the course, moving the event one weekend, and making it co-ed. Whew! I can still do the race EXCEPT that it is the same day as the Bay Swim, my other favorite event! UGH! WHICH ONE DO I DO??????
Any thoughts, advice, etc would be greatly appreciated. I am horrible with decisions where all things are basically equal....
So blog fans, we'll see how many of you there actually are out there, which one should I do??