Saturday, 9 February 2013


I am sitting at home watching chopped on a Saturday night. The are cooking calves liver so I am taking a break to tell you more about my duathlon goal.

What can a person who is still not quite confident with swimming (despite taking two adult swim lesson sessions) do to break into the multi-sport world? A Duathlon!

I have signed up for my first Duathlon on June 16, 2013. I am excited. Mostly because all the run/bike brick training I did last year has built up my confidence.  The distance of the Classic is perfect - 10k run, 40k bike, 5k run.  Totally manageable right?

Another pro - it is local which means no packing food, no super early rising and no travel anxiety about forgetting socks, race kits or inhalers.  I know that people love to travel to race but I do find it a little stressful. I am a creature of habit and I feel off when my pre race routine is off.

So, I just need to keep building my base and will begin the last training block at the end of March. I am excited!


  • My current run training will run until the 3rd week of March.

  • As you all know, I already build in 1-2 spin sessions a week but they will eventually become more focussed.

  • I will keep one gym/strength day a week.

  • I will keep up all the foam rolling and stretching techniques I have been learning.


  • I think I need to start getting massages.  I have always shrugged massage therapy off as a luxury but as I get older I think it is becoming more and more important.

  • Tri shorts! Who doesn't get excited about a new piece of gear?

  • Heart rate training consistently (J and I are planning to go get our VO2 max tests done soon so we can train more effectively)

That's all I have planned for now. I would love to hear about your duathlon (or tri) experiences.

I'm tuning back in for the desert round of chopped. maraschino cherries, greek yogurt, espresso and corn nuts. Time starts now : )


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