Saturday, 16 August 2008

saying goodbye?

am buying into this whole thing now. made three purchases this week:

1. laces for my shoes, to make the tieless (see pic above). will save time from not having to tie my laces during transition.

2. light blister free socks. apparently most people in the race will go sockless to save time - but that will make my run pretty painful - and it's already going to be damned painful

3. triathlon magazine. i felt like a bit of a knob buying it - but did actually have some handy tips on swimming stroke improvements and general stuff to make me feel scared (like running with your bike and jumping on mid jog -- surely this isn't necessary???)

training this week went well - 5 days on, 2 days off.

biggest session was yesterday, with a 30 min cycle, 15 min run and 20 min swim. i was absolutely spent after that.

am weighing up getting a new bike - not just for the race, but also to use thereafter. my little rusty mountain bike has been with me for years, and we've been through a lot together (and fell over a lot together). i've only recently put slicks on her too, so she's looking pretty good. but she's heavy, and slow, and a bit embarassing. maybe it's time to move on...?

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