Monday, August 6, 2012

Some lessons learnt the hard way

Since the beginning of July it's been non-stop race planning and running. July 25th was the Sundown Dash. I wish I had words to describe how awesome it was to put the race together and see the results. Although I was busy planning then, I'm busy training now, I signed up for an Olympic triathlon! Saturday I ran the Milton Mud Challenge; a 5k obstacle course. I thought the course was challenging. It took me 41 minutes to finish the course. However, I do have my fair share of battle wounds from hitting knees and legs on various obstacles. The mud run made me thankful for my non-contact triathlon training!

Today was back to triathlon training. I went up to Lake Ripley with my friend Brad to swim. He helped me get through my longest swim yet, 1.1 miles. Apart from my usual slight freak out when getting into a new body of water it was good. I took a few breaks, but hope to take fewer breaks next time. I also hope to put body glide in all of the necessary places! Tonight I noticed I did not as I was preparing for bed and noticed huge red chafing lines down my shoulders from my wetsuit arm holes. I guess I'll remember to glide there race day!  

(Fontana Sprint and Olympic triathlons are August 25th)

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