Saturday, March 24, 2012

A cold swim and some hills

This morning the Saturday training sessions started again.

Basically it started off as part of the preparation for the Kapiti Women's Traithlon.  It was such a helpful training session because it helped with building confidence, but more so I found it was actually rather nice training with other people.  So after the Kapiti Women's Triathlon a few of us were really keen for the Saturday training sessions to keep going.  After all we're on a roll now and there is no point in stopping the training and we may as well keep going for next year's triathlon and try and improve our times a bit.  And really I kind of need all the help I can get right now because Rose has all these plans and goals and keeps finding different events for us to participate in.

We were only a small group today, but hopefully some more people will join us as we go along.  The nice thing of course is that you don't have to focus on absolutely everything.  Maybe you just want to do some work on your bicycle or work on your running or maybe you would like to develop your confidence swimming in the sea - so it is pretty flexible.

This morning's session was a swim in the sea (and it was very cold this morning, so I don't think we'll have too many of those with winter not too far from now) and we also did some hills with our bikes.  Lynley, our coach, was giving some good advice on how to use our gears more efficiently to better manage the hills.

Rose and I with Lynley (in the middle)
What I also really like is that it is neat working with people who know about the right way to train.  I've been reading up on a number of different training plans and they are so hard for me to understand.  Having somebody who could actually show you how to do it properly or what you should and should not be doing makes all the difference in the world. 

It seems between Paul and Lynley my world will be filled with hills...

If you are keen to join our (very affordable) sessions, make sure you request to join the Facebook group (click here) or contact Lynley at who can give you all the details.  We're a great bunch of ladies and I promise we will make you feel very welcome :-).


Paul Forster said...

Great to see you have caught the fitness bug. It is a beautiful obsession. You are in good hands with Lynley leading you. She has been there and done that!

Susan said...

You go girl!