With no running this week I thought I would see how much I can ride and swim. Riding into work today I came up on a guy coming out of the Heritage Apartments by the trail riding a rode bike with carbon tubulars. He had a full back pack and on was riding pretty quick. Don't see to many bike commuters riding a race setup like that.
Just for fun I'm trying to get in 200 miles on the bike and 10,000 yards of swimming for the week. Maybe I'll make it maybe I won't, but worth a shot. Trying to keep the depression away from the thought of not being able to run for a good while.
Talked to a friend doing her first triathlon and what few
tips I could offer in a few minutes at the side of the pool yesterday. Thinking about it a bit more here is my top
10 tips for a sprint triathlon: 1Relax in the swim and just enjoy it. If it’s a pool swim or a wetsuit swim you
have nothing to worry about. In a pool
if you get tight just stop for a second, stand up or grab the lane line. In an open water swim with a wetsuit just
stop and let the suit hold you up and float.
Biggest problem with the swim is just getting overly worked up about it. By the way, get a wetsuit made specifically
for triathlon that fits you. Worth their
weight in gold they are. 2Practice transitions several times before the
race. The key to good transition from
swim to bike and bike to run is simplicity.
Do as little as possible with an absolute minimum of equipment. Run from the swim to the bike don’t just
jog. Have your helmet and sunglasses on
top of the handlebars and put that on first.
22, 2019 Pele Wala Village Sierra Leone Took the long way into the village and passed where we turned
in before. Road we took last year was impassable. The greeting we received was
just like last year, but even bigger. This time they did a native dance and
drums. Overwhelming for sure. I quickly saw Fatmala that is sponsored by Ken
Baker. So glad to see a friendly face among a few I knew.
The local construction crew had the church walls up, and were
working on the school as well which is right next door. Both just passed the
well that was put in last year.
We had introductions again under the big tree, couple of
speech’s then walked down to where the school was under construction. Santos is
the foreman leading the construction and the walls for the school was about
half done. After that they had lunch for us and played with the kids. Watching
the kids eat lunch was crazy. They went for the food like they haven’t eaten in
a week. No knives, forks or spoons, they eat with their han…