Now that my sunburn is healing, and I’m mentally and physically recovered from last weekend’s race, I’ve gained enough distance to reflect upon the experience.


Wildflower was brutal: I chose maybe the most difficult course on which to test my first real triathlon training plan. There are things I would’ve done differently (get in the water earlier, ensure the wetsuit zips, wear more sunscreen) and aspects of my training I would have expanded upon (bike more hills, do more (or any) bricks, dabble in open water swimming), but overall, I’m happy with how the day went.

While I’m not 100% convinced that I can handle Vineman in July, I’m ready to start training again and see where it takes me.