tashzoe – lost in the city

This blog is about me and my misadventures to get lost in the beautiful city that we live in… as well as some of my random mumblings

What have I learnt training for 70.3?

94.7As most of you may know, I am training for Iron Man 70.3 next year, and have recently raced my first triathlon and my first 94.7. In doing so, there have been a couple of things that I have learnt along the way:

  • No matter how hard you try, you will never look sexy doing a race;
  • You will get a ridiculous tan that you can do nothing about;
  • Never sit down fast on something solid, your sit bones are likely to be tender, all the time;
  • Nappy rash cream is a girl’s best friend;
  • You will fall off your bike, more than once, and people will laugh at you;
  • Swimming in open water is harder than it seems, especially when the buoys drift and you have to swim 500m further than originally planned;
  • If you are a newbie or female; you will be racing at midday at some point during a race;
  • Don’t rush applying sun cream in patches, it makes the ridiculous tan even worse;
  • Being a triathlete is not cheap. At all. Start saving now;
  • There will always be something better, or smarter, or prettier on offer that you don’t really need that you want to buy;
  • You have regular mood swings about training; elation, hate, guilt, happiness, feelings of stupidity;
  • You must sleep;
  • The weather is not an excuse not to train;
  • Someone will always be better or worse than you;
  • A lot of dedication is needed; and
  • Cuddling is not part of training, despite how much you’d like it to be.

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…I really need to get a new – less dorky – hat…

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…I was trying to win something from #purpleLucozade.. I didn’t.

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