So I signed up for the London triathlon back in January this year and finally got to do it last month, 7 months is too long to train for one race, I had done a couple of sprint tri’s but had been itching to do the Olympic distance for months before.
Now my first year of being completely new to it is coming to an end and I have realised just how many events there are out there (incredibly gutted I hadn’t realised that earlier this year) I am already beginning to plan my season for next year (although I have one more on the cards this year), and looking to make the step from first timer to actually competing in my age group, another thing I love about this sport is that if you put in the work then you can be racing in the same race as the elite ( The woman who won at the London Tri had won an event at the World Triathlon series the week before)
Its incredible, that once you start training for something you begin to appreciate those that do it professionally so much. I have read The Brownlees, Chris McCormack, Chrissie Wellington and Craig Alexander’s books as well as watching all of there successes on youtube, and find them all so inspiring, and always just makes me want to go training harder than ever. But with Triathlon though there is an appreciation for the three disciplines separately aswell. I find myself watching every stage of the Tour De France , watching Mo Farah in every 5 and 10k he does, and watching Ryan Lochte in the pool and just finding myself in sheer awe.
I decided to do a Triathlon after being inspired by the London 2012 Olympic games, and have well and truly fallen in love with the sport. And living in London now seeing people question the ‘Legacy’ the Olympics left behind when for me personally it was an absolute game changer, I find ridiculous, London 2012 was one of the greatest ( if not THE) sporting event ever, and it inspired an entire nation more than anyone thought possible.
And I started this blog simply because If I’m not training, then I’m thinking about training, if I’m not thinking about training then I am looking out for the next event I can do, and if not that I’m watching all the video highlights on youtube (think I may have watched every triathlon and Ironman they have on there from the last 3 years).
This is simply just another platform for me to discuss the sport I have become so passion about in such a short time.