Wednesday, 30 July 2014

4 days to go

In 4 days I will be competing in my first triathlon.

I'm not sure I'm ready for the following reasons
  1. Lack of training - I haven't been  able to train due to injury for the last couple of weeks. I also haven't swum nearly enough.
  2. Lack of form - Due to the lack of training and a persistent foot injury this is not the best time to be doing this.
  3. Shyness - Not looking forward to being "on the stage" in a tight fitting onesie so to speak
I will however be turning  up and doing my best. Overcoming fear and avoiding excuses is what I have gained from this process. IF I want to do "A" I need to do "B" and "C" whether I'm afraid of them or not

This last weekend I went up to Hampstead Heath to try swimmimg in my second wetsuit (The first didn't fit.). It will rank as one of my weirder swimming experiences. Muddy water and not  feeling the cold of it through the wetsuit.I wish I'd done it sooner.

I haven't ridden my bike since the Dunwich Dynamo and it desperately needs a clean. Which is what Saturdays are for.


  1. First tried is a guaranteed PB. Enjoy and don't swallow too much water. :-)

  2. Tried or triathlon. Your pick..

  3. Thanks. Still hoping my pb is a finish before they tell me to stop and collect my bike

  4. Let the post race celebrations (beer, cake, whatever) be your motivation to finish. I also tell myself I need to finish the race because my stuff is at the finish line.If I didn't swim like an old granny then I would love to try triathlon. Hats off to you for giving it a go.


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