Double race weekend… with bronchitis

This weekend was miserable. I am one week post GMAT and MBA application submission, and four weeks pre-Rapperswil IM70.3. Brilliantly I signed up for two races thinking that it would motivate me to train. Well. It didn’t, but I guess you can race your way to fitness?

Sadly the weather did not corporate and it rained the whole weekend. I had a sore throat for a few days already, and morale was low.

First race: stretch one of a relay race. Only 3.8 km with 65hm it was an easy stretch, but one I ran the previous year post ankle injury and I felt the weight of my previous time. I beat it by 3 minutes, over less than 4 km that is not too shabby, but it felt horrible.

Race two: a sprint triathlon in Germany with a terror inducing 25% grade on the bike climb. I was coughing my head off, and convinced I wouldn’t go. I did end up going, but was convinced I wouldn’t even start. Then I found myself in a wetsuit with a dubious stranger asking me ‘are you sure you want to do that’ as I honked away at the side of the pool. Convinced it was worth it to swim, I was already wet, I didn’t think I would get far on the bike… well.. you know where this is going.

It was a pathetic time, and a second last finish (what that chick had going on who knows), but I didn’t cough myself off my bike, and I didn’t give up. Two days in bed later, maybe I should have. IMG_7024


About adventuresunplugged

The world is a really cool place. I moved to Zurich almost three years ago to start my PhD, and have really enjoyed the different opportunites living close to the Swiss alps offered. This blog is about some of my adventures, climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, traveling... life in general! Wow, haven't updated this bad boy in some time! While the above is still true I have gone on to finish the PhD, so that is Dr Unplugged to you. I also have landed a job in Switzerland and will be shortly moving to Geneva. Clearly I have some adventures ahead left to explore with you guys along for company!
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