So here it is…my triathlon season is about to start in just over a week. I head over to Blenheim for the sprint distance and then compete at Windsor the week after at the Olympic distance.
I’m really looking forward to it. According to my times in training I should improve on what I did last season at Blenheim if there are no mechanicals or unforeseen problems. I chose to do the same distance at Blenheim just to gain an insight into my condition and any improvements I have made. I have always said that my main rival is myself. If I can improve on what I have previously achieved, then I can’t ask for much more.
June is certainly busy. I have a weekend off after Windsor and then head to Leeds Castle on the 25th. The moat has been dredged earlier this year, so the swim should be a lot nicer and therefore I should appear from the water without green ears! Leeds last year was tough. It was baking hot and I suffered badly from cramps so I wanted to return to do it again.
I will update the blog with each event and give updates to my performance compared to last year. I’m also in the process of looking at potential TT bikes to purchase. I have narrowed it down between an Argon 18, a Cervelo P3 and a Ceepo. I think I have decided…it will be a Ceepo. Lovely looking bikes that are designed specifically for triathlon. I am also considering whether to just buy the frame and build the bike myself. I know I can get a lot more for money this way and it would be a nice project over the winter for me ready for the Ironman 70.3 next year.
Anyway, I will post soon after Blenheim.