So i can now honestly say i’m a triathlete, well maybe only a open water sprint distance one but with 2 sprint tri’s under my belt i can still be classed as a novice but i did it. So what have i learnt?
- It’s a great event to get involved in! i have loved trying something new, even coming form injury and having poor fitness a sprint tri is achievable and still good fun.
- You don’t need to buy the gear – lots of people doing sprints buy loads of expensive kit but you wont look out of place on a mountain bike and a surf wetsuit if you want to see how you go.
- You wont be the only newbie! Both events had lots of new to tri racers.
- It will help you stay Injury Free! Having to mix your training up across 3 events has stopped me over training and get back to fitness!
- Each race is different, you cannot compare BUT you will want to do more!
So now my first tri season is over, whats next? Do i have a winter of running? I fancy trying some Cyclo Cross and Duathlons too! I need to build my base back up both in speed and mileage across Swim, Bike and Run. I have 2 more pounds of weight to lose and i have decided i want to build on this year and try a few Olympic distance races next year. Speaking to others it sounds like quiet a step up so here is my winter plan!
- Regain focus and build a good training base over all areas
- Do some of the Wild Night Trail races to help build strength and running stamina
- Stay injury free by stretching and working on my core
- Build my speed back up both on swim, bike and run!
- have a go at a CX and Duathlon if i can find some locally.
- Take my nutrition more seriously, especially around recovery and repair
So i guess now it’s here the only thing to do is get going! Starting as i mean to go on! pool session planned for Monday morning. Oh and also the fun bit……….
What races do i enter next season? More to Follow! 😉