I’ve been concentrating on weight-lifting and kayaking lately, mostly kayaking…. because I was training to get my level 2 kayak Cert. Well I got it last Thursday and that’s great. But the problem I’m facing now, is that I’ve got my first triathlon on Saturday and I suddenly feel very unprepared.
There’s no way I can train effectively for a triathlon in one week, so I’ll just have to hope that my existing fitness levels get me through. It’s a ‘baby-tri’ though, so hopefully I’ll get away with it, although it’s not the ideal way to prepare!
I’ve got to start with a 250 metre swim in the River Nore in Kilkenny, followed by 14k on the bike and ending with a 3.5k run.
The whole idea of the ‘Choose to Tri’ triathlon in Kilkenny next weekend, is to help raise awareness of the importance of exercise in fighting cancer. There’s a full triathlon taking place at the same time, but there’s a ‘beginners’ level race over shorter distances, for people like me who just want to ‘have a go’… It’s organised by a new charity which is trying to get the message across that exercise can help prevent and fight cancer. You can find out more here: http://www.choosetotri.com/