After the NYC Triathlon, I felt great but my celebration was short lived. I had to concentrate on speed work and I limited alcohol and junk food for two weeks. I really wanted to get a new personal record (PR) on this race. I also wanted to get a better bib number for next year’s NYRR races. My best 5k times this year were 24:01 and 24:02, but they were for non NYRR races. 

Photo credit to Justyna Prazuch (my friend and awesome IronMan triathlete)

“YO LET’S SIGN UP FOR THE TRI.”

What? When is it? How much is it going to cost? Wait, we have to fundraise? Are we really going to swim in the Hudson? 

“ARE YOU READY?” inquired a friend.

 

I shrugged. “Yeah, I was ready months ago…”