I decided back in August that I was gonna take another crack at the distance 140.6. I had visited Canada and in particular I did some race recon on the then Ironman Canada/ now Challenge Penticton course. I loved what I saw and that coupled by the fact that we have some awesome friends there I signed up for the race immediately.
Over the holidays my one and only cousin got engaged and set the date for her wedding the day before Challenge Penticton. I told her I wasn’t going to be able to make it because of the race. This week it unfolded that pretty much everybody in my family (I have a small family) will be at the wedding. How can I not go? I checked the cancellation policy for the race and it is actually really good (I only lose $100, not the $700 it cost me to register)
So it looks like I am going to pull out of the race (haven’t done it yet). Funny thing is I feel extremely relieved that I may not be training for the race. The relief I feel kind of has me questioning how much I really want to do 140.6 distance triathlons. Maybe I am not cut out for that distance? I am loving my marathon training right now. It feels so manageable; so achievable. The thought of 140.6 is daunting, especially if I have specific time goals. I haven’t figure out what I will do to take the place of Challenge Penticton yet. Maybe an ultra, some other triathlons, or another shot at Boston… If you know me you know I will have a plan by the end of the weekend!