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I thought I'd Tri
I thought I'd Tri
Middle aged woman remembers she used to be fit, but 22 years on, 2 kids and a career it may be a vivid memory in the mind but a distant one in the body!

Writing for myself

treemadby treemadJun 10th 2014
For the last 2 years I have been supporting a mad cap set of chaps who have set their sights over many years to punish their bodies for personal gratification and charity. The journey can be followed at www.headcase-ironman.me. Along the way the atmosphere the, sunshine (Nice Ironman in June 2013 and Mallorca in May 2014) and the sense of accomplishment was infectious and whether it was a full mid life crisis or just wanting to do something for myself that would be hard, I caught the bug.

So the bike, we had to upgrade from a very smart mountain bike that was paraded out once in a blue moon. So off to TriUk in Yeovil the largest Triathlon shop in the world. One Giant Avail Carbon stead and a wetsuit later I was at least equipped... well so I thought.

Cleats, Tri suit, trainers, goggles, water bottles, gps watch... the list grew, the tech was very exciting, the gym sessions less so!

But 8 weeks after I thought I'd try a Tri, I was lined up at Dorney Lakes, Votwo in September 2013 without a clue of what was about to hit me.

A panic attack after 50 mtrs in a lake in a wet suit for the first time (Yes I know they say have a test run, but it didn't happen) the helpful canoeist support crew loosening the back of my wetsuit, perseverance that I would not drown... and I was out of the water, not quite last.

The bike was fast and flat, windy on the back stretch but it was fun. Then came the "run" more of a travel I think would be fair.

So my first sprint distance in 1:58:50, slam dunk!

I got home, unpacked my stuff, and logged on to register for the 2014 season.... I wanted more, I have no idea why!
  1. www.headcase-ironman.me
  2. www.triuk.com
Writing for myself
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