This Summer I Tri

So there’s this triathlon called The Canadian on September 3….

There are a few obstacles I must overcome in order for this to happen. I am going to set this up as a list of 10 mini-goals with deadlines, and hopefully the magic of writing it down will commit my dream to reality.

  1. Buy swimming goggles. June 3
  2. Get in the pool and swim. June 4
  3. Create a training plan for July and August. June 11
  4. Get a class package at Iron North and start spinning weekly. June 14
  5. Swim to the buoys and back at McCreary beach (Yes it’s a place, no word of a lie! No we don’t get in free because of our names…). June 25
  6. Buy a used bike. June 30
  7. Learn how to change a blown bike tire. (I might also add I would like to know BEFORE something goes wrong on a ride.) July 15
  8. Swim 200m in the pool and bike the 20K or so home. July 31
  9. Sign up for the race! Aug 15
  10. Buy appropriate swim wear for Mooneys Bay. Aug 20

Thank goodness  I feel confident with running, and I’ll be coming off an 8 week speed-based training plan. I know there is so much more to swim and bike than I can read in a couple of books, but you have to start somewhere. I’ll need a helmet, good shorts, a proper fitting seat…do people do sprint triathlon with clip pedals, in their running shoes? Will it be cold enough to need a wetsuit in Mooney’s Bay on September 3? Is my walmart special bathing suit going to be enough for at least my first few pool swims?? There is so much gear I need, hopefully I can find most of it used! If anyone can tell me what I should prioritize, and what I absolutely do NOT need please inform!!

It’s no coincidence that I chose R’s birthday to actually sign up for this race. Two years old, my precious little one, and she has given me more strength and courage than I could have ever found alone. She’s always pushing me out of my comfort zone! 😀 I love you baby girl! This one is for you!!

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About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

Posted on May 28, 2016, in Running Journal, Tri Training. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. good luck! You can totally do this girl.

    my cousin has been doing triathlons for years now, she’s turned pro… has a site if you want to take a look, she might have a few tips? http://suehuse.com/

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