Thursday, February 25, 2010


I just recieved an email from the organisers of the Triathlon that it could possibly be turned into a Duathlon. ARGH. They recieved advanced warning from the Royal Algal Coordinating Committee that they have had their first blue/green algae alert in the lakes due to all the rain and runoff and then intense days of heat. I know I should be happy, swimming in blue/green algae can make you really sick, however I really want to do the swim leg, thats my strong leg.
Running for two legs is going to feel very hard. Physically my legs will fatigue extremely rapidly. I thought by doing a Tri that my legs can atleast rest a little in the swim, but now the whole race will be based on the strength of my legs. Oh boy, am I in trouble. I told my best friend who is also doing this with me and she is a runner, although she was disappointed because she too wanted to swim but I could see the look of "Oh yeah", glistening in her eyes.
The decision wont be finalised till the 5th March, two days before the event. I still need to get my TriSuit but now question whether I need one at all. I just have to get it and then hope that all turns out for the best. It will be okay, not my desired dream but an offshoot.


  1. Soooo sorry to hear that. For as much time as we put into training, that's a "tough pill to swallow." In the U.S. we had snow that cancelled a FL marathon recently--OUCH! I hope the situation clears for you because you don't want to have to change your blog name (to Trying a Duo.) :)

  2. It is definately a bitter pill to swallow. But I have to keep the faith that it may turn out ok still. And if it doesnt then I just have to do my best. And your right about all the effort we put in. Its hours upon hours of getting up early and the kilometres both on land and in water. But I love doing it.As for my blog name - Tryingaduo doesnt have the same ring to


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