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I'm a previously unsporty 20 something that has been trying very hard at tri for the last 6 years with minimal success! I love the sport to the extent that I helped my husband set up 'The Triathlon Shop' three years ago and have recently started working there full-time having given up a career in accountancy.

I'm lucky to be in the industry I love and often get to try out kit before it is released. When I do get to play with fun triathlon toys I tend to write a little review about my experiences. I also like to blog about my pathetic attempts to train and the fun I have in the summer racing and supporting all my friends at races.

Lazy is the new training!

twiggyby twiggyMar 25th 2013
For the past couple of months I have not done any exercise. I don't mean the type of 'no exercise' that most triathletes go on about, I mean NO training at all. My motivation is totally gone due to not being able to run or ride due to my knee. I've got myself into a slump of thinking - if I can run or ride what is the point in doing anything else? It also doesn't help that I'm working 70 hours a week at the moment.

Today I actually went for a swim with the intention of at least doing something before my first race in 4 weeks time. I had put down a time of 6:30 for the 250m swim as this was roughly what I managed last year doing breast stroke. Today was my chance to see how far off this target I was.

A funny thing happened when I got in the pool. I swam 250m timed and tracked by my poolmate. I had a look at my time and it said 5mins40. This couldnt be right?! I must have done something wrong and confused my poolmate. So I did my 250m of breaststroke again but actually concentrating on counting this time (something I struggle with greatly despite being an accountant). This time I knew it must be accurate - 5mins50.

So someone please tell me how several months of laziness has resulted in an improvement in times by such a margin? I'm no sports scientist but that isnt supposed to happen!

If I make the same improvements in the bike and the run through not doing any training then I will be pro in no time!
 
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