yes started reading swim bike mom. started off a little rolling of the eyes, sometimes I find these books a little patronising and also annoying - i.e. look how easy it is I am so amazing I did it so can you blah blah blah but actually I am starting to feel some empathy with the writer, although admit I have never been supersize and do admire anyone a size 20 to go to a spin class.
actually the writing is very encouraging, and there is an underlying feeling of key positive words that seem purposely used to try and enter your subconscious! There is a huge element in me about changing my mentality and the thought process to the can do to i can't because!
really I am torn between extending my distances and/or concentrating on the sprint events. Actually I am heading towards sticking with sprints and aiming for speed targets, basically due to my time restrictions.
I was very luck to be in my adult masters swimming lessons when the lady who came second in my local tri came for lessons too! turns out she has just finished 7th in the world age group champs in canada - week later there was an article in the paper and it was inspiring to think that someone with children and a full time job has achieved what she has done in actually only 2 years in triathlon. admittedly she has a running background and I don't expect Ill reach those dizzy heights but it does give me food for the future.
got ideas for next year, there is a new duathlon in my next village in April - looks quite tough for me but training programme comes out in January.