i am not a fish

yesterday and today are two very contrasting days; last night saw me in my comfort zone, a club running session at Perry Lakes involving a warm-up, stretching, drills and then a 2km time trial (which will act as a benchmark for later in the course).

with the “3 steps” still in my legs, the time trial was tougher than it may otherwise have been; I was reasonably happy with it though, despite a few walk breaks to catch my breath!

today though… well I am excited, I am nervous and just like all new challenges in recent years I am ready to face things head on and take it as it comes…. however it is most definitely out of my comfort zone; swimming…

probably a common “fear” for many triathlete novices – fact is I haven’t swum properly in about 30 years, and I haven’t had a swimming lesson in maybe 35 or more!

that said, I will be rocking up at the pool today, looking like a tourist in my swim shorts and rashie; no speedos, tri suit or other “proper” kit here… though from my experience with running (and the recent bike purchase), I do know that will undoubtedly change in the not too distant future…

oh that reminds me – I had better get out to Rebel Sport at lunchtime and buy some goggles….

training

PTC Novice Course - Week 2 Run Session - 2k Time Trial

Wanted to run a solid 2k but legs were tired after yesterday's trail run and fitness not what it should be. Good baseline to compare towards end of the course. Also a better pace than I would have managed not too long ago so definitely heading in the right direction!

Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:12:15 00:12:15 1.97 9.64 16.20 6.00
hours hours km km/h km/h meters
PTC Novice Course - Week 2 Run Session - warm up lap and drills


Elapsed Time Moving Time Distance Average Speed Max Speed Elevation Gain
00:21:03 00:15:45 1.64 6.24 12.24 4.00
hours hours km km/h km/h meters

 

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