Friday, 27 February 2015

Changes

A change is as good as a holiday, variety is the spice of life. Insert any cliche you wish when it comes to change.

This is one of the beauties of my relatively newfound love of running and fitness in general, the paths it may take are endless and the structure of it all is quite malleable.

Recent developments have bared witness to a couple of new challenges that I will embark upon outside of running, both are very exciting and a little daunting at the same time.

Having grown up in a coastal surf beach region, it is natural to spend a lot of time in the water. I have never swam competitively but I have little trouble churning out a few laps. It was this, coupled with my increased cycling and solid running foundation that has led me to enter my first triathlon.

My partner has competed in a few and had a very heavy influence in convincing me to give it a try. The upside is that it is a very concise version. A 300m swim, 7km ride and 2km run.

The downside is that I have just one week to prepare. This will be followed a month later by our first bike ride.

We have entered a 70km event that runs from Blayney to Bathurst in the central west of New South Wales. We will be hoping to get a few miles in the saddle before then.

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