June 10, 2022

Triathlon 24 - 52x52 Challenge

Friday 10/06/22

Number Twenty-Four

Swim 34.56

Bike 1.25.43

Run 52.21

This morning was a simple get it done Tri. Not much thought went into it if I am being honest, but of course I put in the usual hard work that I do every week. The weather was once again unsettled, with wind, rain and slight fog, but it was not cold. Also it was not burning sun, which can be a real energy sapper. So it was just a case of swim, bike & run, staying safe, and getting the job done.  Sorry it was not any more exciting than that, but sometimes a lack of excitement and drama is a good thing!  So I am now at 24/52 and in two days (Sunday) I will be doing another one, taking me to 25/52 and almost at that amazing 26/52 half way stage. Sunday is my first official triathlon event, being TriBourne at Eastbourne, about an hour away from Brighton. It is the scene of my full ironman last year and I think it will be nice to go back to that course and only do an Olympic distance rather than the crazy full ironman. It’s also a bit of a landmark for me as when I booked my organised ones it seems so long ago and ever since then I’ve just been going solo. So I’ll report back after Sunday and hopefully will be able to tell you that I survived and ticked off yet another one.

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