I have a small sprint triathlon on the calendar this weekend in Corvallis, Oregon.
I'm on the fence about whether to compete or not. I have some conflicts including: I'm in Seattle and it's a 5.5 hour drive when there is no traffic, leaving on Friday night is a terrible idea since getting to Tacoma takes two hours instead of 45min in clear traffic.
The only reasons I have to do it are selfish ones and they don't really align with work obilgations such as being available in the office.
Argh. It's mildly frustrating, but it's my doing. I signed up under the impresssion I was going to be able to work/live remote in Pdx.
That's a no-go, which is fine, I'm pretty happy to be working on campus. But now I need to find another event to knock the rust off before I do some Half Iron distance race (TBD) in June/July.
That won't be a problem; but I was excited to race and have good early season fitness.
We'll see, maybe I will get inspired and make the drive. But probably not. It will cost more getting to Corvallis, Oregon in fuel, etc. then the actual race cost and this is all for a short pool swim, short bike, short run.
To make matters worse, I was just down in the area this last weekend for a family visit, but that's life. That event makes me feel like the Corvallis event is pretty unpalatable, especially when I have to be back down in Oregon in a month's time.. Just way too much driving and travel which impacts training continuity.