>> Saturday, February 22, 2014
The final "psych sheets" are out for the meet tomorrow, and there are no surprises: I'll be one of the slower ones there.
First up is the 50. Out of the 50 people signed up, I'm seeded 38th:
After that is the 500. I'm scared of this one. Everyone's been telling me that 500s hurt like a mother. I'm seeded 21st out of 31. MAYBE I can gain a couple of spots and finish around 7:00. We'll see. I'm freaking out a little.
Hey, it looks like I WON'T be in the slowest heat! Woo hoo!
(Now let's just make sure I don't make a fool of myself in the 2nd slowest heat...)
And then just 2 events after that is the 100. It's more important to me to PR in the 100 (than the 50), but after that 500, I just might be hashed. Again, we'll have to see. A PR would be overtaking the next time in front of me (sub-1:10.17):
Seeded 28th out of 42.
It's a good thing I didn't sign up for the 1000. Patrick Parish is a local speedy triathlete (who is never the first out of the water at a triathlon), and he's seeded 3.7 seconds out of last place in the 1000:
Had I done this, people would be waiting around around 3-5 minutes for me to finish. Yikes.
p.s. Did you see my red chest in my last post from my horrible practice dives? I'm just not good.