I didn't train as much for this race but most probably am physically stronger and mentally more prepared than the last one. I just wished I started racing earlier in life!
In the meantime, I am looking forward to begin my training for my first triathlon (early fall). I have about six months to prepare for it. A year ago, I couldn't complete a 5k without stopping and walking by mile 2, now I am training for my first triathlon. Anyone can train for a race, as long as you dedicate the time to practice.