As someone posted on FB regarding something different...
You very rarely regret things that you have done, only the things you haven't.
The Cotswold113 is a really friendly event and I am sure once you have started the camaraderie of your fellow competitors will pull you through.
The organisers want you to have fun and enjoy yourself and so they are not strict on cut-offs
So I say 'go for it'. What have you really got to lose?
what dave said, and, if you paid for it - do it, you got a bit of time to get one bike ride of say.. 40 miles/2.5 hours, get that in the bag and everything else is a doddle, you might walk some of the run but it would be foolhardy to waste the opportunity to get some race practice in, you done an oly FFS - HIM isnt that bigger ask. when i did my first, and only half id only done 3 sprints. You my friend are overtrained compared to many in here
sounds to me like you want us to give you a doctors note!
Spot on SA.....
Suppose that's what sorts out the men from the boys, and the girlies from the women...
I'd say get out ther and get it done .. as its been said ... better to regret something you tried rather than something you didnt
Ha, Ha. Looking to pirartes for tea, sympathy and excuses not to race wont get you very far.
I would say it depends on your motivators and targets. If you are scared of trying and failing, DNS.
If you want the challenge then a DNF and a load of learning's if the worst that can happen. For me it is always better to try and fail rather than fail to try.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
Thats my Mantra by the way.Its "The Man in The Arena" Theodore Roosevel 1910Another one I like"Speak softly and carry a big stick, and you will go far."
i quite like
if your not dead or injured, then HTFU and JFDI
Tri-ing to fail is better than failing to tri (try). In any case, given what you have achieved already this year, you won't fail. Either take it a little easier or suffer a little more.Rw
You've just got to do it. The only reason to DNS is injury and it doesn't sound like you are injured; just under-trained. Treat it as training
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