Sarahs Berlin Triathlon 2016 – alles außer Fleischbällchen!

Jaaaaa, der Berlin Triathlon, da werden Erinnerungen wach. Dani und ich hatten hier letztes Jahr den ersten „richtigen“ Triathlon gemacht, so mit Freiwasser und Medaille. Während es letztes Jahr noch über die Sprintdistanz an den Start ging, wollten wir dieses Jahr die Olympische Distanz bezwingen: Also zwei Mal um die Insel der Jugend schwimmen (1500m), statt 4 Runden auf dem Rad 9 Runden durch den Treptower Park heizen und zum krönenden Abschluss noch zwei Mal 5 Kilometer laufen.

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The emotional rollercoaster called swim training

I have registered for a bunch of triathlons without ever having completed a single freestyle stroke. “Just take a class”, I thought to myself when I clicked ‘ok’ to complete my first registration.

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And take a class I did. So far, it has been an emotional rollercoaster. You wouldn’t believe the elevation I felt when I managed to freestyle the first 25 meters. Man, was I proud. I couldn’t stop. After the actual class was over, I went over to the kids’ pool (the regular laps were too busy for my taste) and kept swimming, swimming, swimming. I felt sooooo good and I was sure I would have a good time swimming in my first triathlon.

Until I tried again in the next swim session. I had considered this to be easy? I must have been mad. In that class, I swallowed half the pool. And in the next one too.

Right now, I have no idea whether I’ll be able to push through 300 meters of freestyle in my first triathlon in May. But there’s always breast stroke to fall back on.

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Oh – and I booked another two beginners’ swim classes.