Our last day thinking it was going to be an easy one before we head home tomorrow, but instead Jo & Sandra had different ideas for us!. After a restless night and still feeling tired, we met on the beach for T1 and T2 Transition training with Jo & Ted, a very informative & helpful session. Helene & Will showed everyone how to smoothly scoot & then mount & dismount off their bikes like real professionals. Lindsey, Barney, Maureen, Janet & Terry successfully followed as I watched in admiration & thought to myself ‘I’m not doing that’ and all I could think of was Breakfast. I think some practise before the next Triathlon and all the triathletes will be showing everyone how it’s done.
Immediately afterwards, we joined Sandra for a Core Conditioning session on the beautiful green grass overlooking the seas – once again a great session and after a week everyone has developed a six pack to show off when they get home -am not sure what’s happened to mine though!
Thanks to Sandra we have realised how important it is to work on having a strong core which helps to improve across all the disciplines.
At breakfast Jo nearly managed to burn down the restaurant by placing too thick a wedge of bread in the toaster – am so glad she didn’t as we still have one more breakfast to enjoy before going home. We then had the remainder of the morning and most of the afternoon off before tackling our final
Have a Tri……..
Maureen puts everything on the bed as she has done all week & then I just copy her (don’t know what I would have done without her). Dressed with Tri suit and wet suit half on & helmet on our heads we take the bikes and head on out to meet the others. I feel a bit more anxious today because I know what to expect!
it takes Julie, Stefan and Sandra to zip me up in my wet suit, which still feels so tight I would have thought after this week of hard training it would be a little looser by now but No! Stefan tells me it’s all muscle that I’ve built up so I believe him, he knows best.
Everyone is keen to start, I have a head start as I only have to swim to and round the second buoy whilst everyone else swims a further 400m. I am the first to finish and get on my bike but soon, one by one, they all passed me. The wind was strong pushing my bike side to side but I made it on the red road & back to the finish line, all of 10 kms. Then for the run which was very difficult in the afternoon heat – Jo ran with me for the final 300m and encouraged me to push the pace to the finish line………..
And there it was, we finished a wonderful week of achieving the unimaginable.
Maureen & I would just like to say a big Thank you to our Coaches Jo, Sandra and Christine for all their help , advice & support they have given us during this week. Also thanks to Ted and Stefan for their invaluable support, really appreciated.
I never imagined three years ago that I would be Having a Try at a Triathlon, having started from a total unfit base, with not a clue about fitness.
I feel totally overwhelmed as I write this”.
Snita Sharma and Maureen Pedri