It has been a whirlwind weekend and a big week of training for me.
Although none of my sessions are long, they are frequent. A kind of "less is more" approach which is allowing my body to adapt slowly but surely.
This approach is also a winner mentally, as no session has yet seemed difficult and I've found I'm happy to get out there and just "do".
Darwin Tri Club had a Splash N Dash event yesterday evening and as self proclaimed paparazzi, I spent an interesting couple of hours watching the race, taking photos for our Facebook page and some video footage for Daz's website.
The format (200m swim, 2km run x 3) was a repeat from a fortnight ago and it was interesting to see the different approach taken by many of the competitors. It's a tough hit out and the guys took a much more conservative approach this time, saving themselves for the second and third round, rather than hammer the first.
It was a fabulous evening, great conditions and we even had a huge cruise ship docked at the wharf which made a spectacular backdrop for the event.
Cruise ship backdrop for Splash N Dash
Blame Ironman Malaysia (2009 & again in 2010) for my fear of all things piscatorial, as I copped severe jelly fish stings both years there.
With scars still visible on my wrist, the possibility of bumping into anything in the water, even a leaf, is enough to make my heart race.
Still bare the faint scars from this encounter 3 years later
The thought of encountering a metre long monster in murky water at the Waterfront doesn't appeal in the slightest.
However, there is a big difference between murky and clear, and swimming with turtles in the waters of Hapuna Beach in Hawaii in 182 days time, is on the other hand, a huge motivator!!