Now that friends & family have stopped chuckling about us doing the triathlon in the first place, they’re starting to ask more worrying questions about our training regimes. So far our response has been pretty limited… ‘a…what?’, ‘what’s that?’, ‘Oh…er…working on it’. But now, spurred on by tales of unready sportspeople hitting the wall on mile 5, we’ve come together to devise a rigid programme to stick to. Again, as triathlete virgins, it’s a rather basic plan of one swim, one cycle and one run a week.
"No lengths or timings were discussed, that would just be demoralizing…"
Already it’s been tough maintaining such a huge physical demand on our doughy, unready physiques. See above for what it means for us to ‘go for a run’, but the hope is that improvement is imminent. Being honest we haven’t been too rigid with ourselves… rather too often the Sunday afternoon ‘Big Run’ has succumbed to Ben & Jerry’s, Catan and Brooklyn 99, but nonetheless it feels good to have a plan!