A wonderful dinner conversation talking about running, biking, swimming turned into a “let’s do a Triathalon”. Don’t get me wrong, this is not at the Iron Man level, but at the level of getting in and out of a wetsuit, ride a bike and transitioning to a run. Why would @Sandiruns, a 63 year old want to do this? Few reasons:
- Running fatigue – getting a bit bored with running and my lets hurt
- Cross train – got to get some of those other muscles activated
- New gear (oh what fun to get new stuff), oh- did I mention New Gear
- A buddy to do it with
A training partner cannot be under estimated – perhaps the root cause of my running fatigue. When I moved, I lost my running buddy. We kept each other motivated and on track (literally and figuratively)– my running times have suffered since.
OK, let talk tri training. I am a very weak swimmer – my philosophy – try doing things that are hard, so get out and swim. I am a chicken on a bike (hate going fast, definitely not a Peter Sagan- I still don’t believe he should have been DQ’ed from the Tour) – so let’s address those chickens and get on that bike.
And most important my training partner Alison and coach Jim (he does require a good red wine for training advise) is there for inspiration (and has the membership to get us in the pool). She also has the experience with Triathalons (completed 25+ Tri’s … pretty good record), is a real athlete and is willing to help me along the journey. Yeah!!!
Follow our training during the weekly updates #TriTraining (the Tri is Sept 17th).