Monday, 9 May 2011
Life in the old Dog!
Waveney Valley sprint Tri was my first race for 6 months since the Ballbuster last November and things hadn't been great since then so my expectations were not as high as they would normally have been. So with a few less nerves but plenty of determination ( most of the time) to do well, I completed the short race with a final, gritted teeth effort which was enough to get me 2nd Female place overall only to be beaten by the spectacular performance by ( in my opinion ) a junior star - Alex!!
I was not in the least disappointed with my performance considering my setbacks and now have a little more confidence that all is not lost and retirement can be put on hold - for a while!!
Now that I can include running in my training again I need to work on this area both in stamina and speed. Swimming too has not been indulged in very often although I did get wet Easter Sunday when the Lake at Gosfield re-opened and my wetsuit and I had an outing which we both enjoyed...
The club where I work ( occasionally ) has a lovely 20m outside pool, so although I would like it to be 30m longer there is no excuse not to swim now.
My next race is the Sprint Tri at Wattisham attracting more people than ever and plenty of competition, I know this as I have trolled through the start list a few times - Does anyone else do this or do I have a strange addiction to start lists?? That's it for now, back to the recovery cookies - my treat for getting a trophy :)