Rewind to about 4 years ago, the night before the Rock N Roll San Diego Full Marathon, my first marathon actually. The jitters and excitement were both nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. Since then, I’ve went through numerous marathons without a sweat, mainly because I really just go out there for fun, without any high expectations. For some reason, those feelings of my first marathon are back, for my first triathlon. Sure, this is what our coaches call a “Training Triathlon,” but in the end, it’s still my “First” triathlon. The triathlon swim experience is still unknown to me. I hear so many horror stories, plus I get warned a lot about the nature of the start. I don’t have any worries about the bike or run because the course is flat anyway. I think what’s bringing back all these nervous feelings is that preparing the night before is so intense – prep all the things you need for the swim, all for the bike, then all for the run. Do I have all the nutrition? Where’s my sunscreen? How about my contacts? I really need to relax!