We are doing Stratford on 11 May, in a pool, yes! Beginner triathlete is okay, but I find it a bit specific with 11 minute swim, 27 minutes bike ... Made the numbers up, but it's like that. I'm just getting out and doing a bit (not running, but will try soon as the bruise on my hip has gone down and less painful!)
I do like the sound of your swimming club. It's a bit scary when you read the. Drills people do! But yours sounds ideal.
Also bike skills. Who did it Pixie? Particularly with a new (first) road bike, I was thinking this morning it would be nice to have an old hand to talk me through technique and tips. I I'd once do a cycle training course - as the teacher with a bike!- so I could train children at school, and I learned all sorts! ( we got others to do the in school training for kids though)
FP pompompom - but it sounds like you've been and gone and had the Easter egg too. How'd it go?
good news about the dog, Podds - we had a similar do with the cat, very lethargic and bleary eyed, the by evening, right as rain, demanding more food.
had a short ride this morning - windy to start then got to the flat, wide, smooth, empty and sheltered bit of the prom and got into top gear, bombing along! And went home up a hill. Slightly anxious in case it was hard work and I had to unclip, but thought back to childhood whenI did it regularly on the way back from friends house on a bike with either no gears or 3 at most. Actually, it wasn't even an effort - good gearing, not my super fit legs...