Just call me Bibi Brownlee – I’m doing a sprint triathlon THIS SUNDAY. How do I rate my chances? Well… Non Stanford really doesn’t need to be worrying any time soon.
It’s a 400m pool swim, which is just 16 lengths, so hopefully I can’t go too far wrong here. As I previously posted, I’ve been going to swim practice with tri club and was told that my left arm “just flops into the water”. Sadly, since then, I’ve started focusing on my left arm, which seems to have made me forget how to breathe, kick and move my right arm. There is SO much to think about with swimming, but I’m sure I can make 16 lengths… right?
Until 6 weeks ago, the only bike I owned had three gears, a wicker basket and a skirt guard. Not quite triathlon material. So, I bought a bike from eBay and have nervously ridden it around my neighbourhood. I’m not very pro – I don’t have any biking glasses so have to wear my nerdy specs, as in the picture. And though I have a water bottle holder as of yesterday, I still don’t know how to drink and ride at the same time so it’s neither use nor ornament. What I am surprised by is how much I enjoy going out on the bike – you cover loads of ground in a short time, and you get little rests going down hills. Wonderful!
Now this should be the one I feel confident about, right? Too bad that THIS happened yesterday after I practiced the cycle course and tried to jog around the car park. (@10 seconds in)
Eeeee, wish me luck!