Today was meant to be the alternative day for the Big Ruby swim. Sadly it was also cancelled. Why is this sad, I’m not doing it after all? Because I knew that meant that it was windy down at the lake for the triathlon… Continue Reading “‘Race day’ race report: Team M&M do Sovereign Triathlon Wanaka”
A funny old day. I slept through 13 hours, till 10am, most unusual so I must have needed it. I had decided today was not going to be a training day. If all goes well and the ruby isn’t postponed, I am doing a… Continue Reading “Day 12: rest and prep”
Today I went for a swim in the bay..because I can! I have never been able to say that on Christmas Eve before!
Faced with these two options as a choice of swim venue, which would you choose? I would choose open water, any day, I equate it to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors, but in swimming terms. Of course, there is a time and… Continue Reading “Preparing for open water swimming”
Today was a landmark day for me: my first open water swim in a non arranged solo location! I asked the local swim club where was safe, and here is where was suggested for me: Awarua Bay.
So here it is, my first ever swimming race, a swimming race that didn’t have a bike or run after it! How strange! I had no idea what to expect in this race.