June 12th, 2007:

Going For Gold!

Well not so much gold, more completion in a reasonable time.

In a fit of stupidity I have agreed to do a Triathlon – not the full Olympic distance and certainly not Iron Man but either way its a 400m swim, 20K bike ride and a 5K run. The event I’m looking to enter is in September which leaves me with a 3 month training window.

Main problems in the way at the moment are

  • I’m unfit
  • I don’t have a bike – and do i want to spend 500 quid on one!
  • I can’t swim (properly)

I’m going to have to train every day from now till then and I want to be able to do each individual bit comfortably before I move on to “joining the dots”. Using the excellent gmap-pedometer I have mapped out some training routes, a 5K around the leisure centre (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1039305) and a 22K bike ride (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=1050349).

Anyone who fancies joining me in this madness should add a comment committing to the cause and anyone who wants to encourage (or mock) should feel free. Wish me luck!