After hearing that entries for our own club triathlon are down on last year, on the spur of the moment we have both entered the sprint event (500m swim/20km cycle/5km run). Neither of us are currently up to doing the Olympic distance race, the bike course is tough, it has a long hard climb and a very hairy descent, a tight U-bend halfway down and if you don't slow down enough to make it round, you'll quickly come to grief! I've done the race before and that bend always causes me to brake as hard as I can.Not ideal, but I have to admit that bit really scares me. So this time I'll happily do the sprint - it's flat! Time to dig out my 5km run plan!
Nice day at the Lohnsfeld dog club - both dogs performed well, I was especially pleased with Nemo's attack work, he did everything perfectly and there was no problem getting him to let go of the arm sleeve when we left the field, till now that's been the biggest problem with him then grabbing hold of a substitute - sometimes that has been part of me! Hopefully the lessons he had at the training camp are now imprinted on his brain and he's broken the habit, getting nipped by dog teeth isn't very pleasant. Today he let go of the arm and walked quietly back to the car with me.
My journey was a long one, I've been able to swim since I was 7 years old but never had any lessons. I only started improving once we joined our tri club and went to their training sessions. I am regularly swimming 3 to 4km. Next weekend I am doing a 6km OW swim race - once upon a time I would have been scared silly but I am really looking forward to it!
John and I both swam 4000m this morning, to our surprise the pool wasn't at all busy, we had a lane each all to ourselves. John is feeling better but still doesn't think he can swim the 12km next weekend, he's going to see if the organisers will let him move down to the 6km instead.