kilkenny triathlon

Yawlmighty Weekend…

I spent the weekend swimming in the sea, at the beautiful Youghal Bay, in East Cork, but I hope it wasn’t too little too late.

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/

 

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