The big decision

Well, I did it! I signed up for the very first triathlon of my life! I’ve done a biathlon before, so swimming 1.5km in open water and running 10km is not a problem to me. Riding a bike for 36km is the issue – I’m sure my legs will be wobbly after the swim and bike…. My friend is kind enough to lend me his bike for training and for the race, so now I’m clocking up the mileage and doing combo routines in preparation of the race on 17th Aug. It’s going to be a tough test for me, I certainly want to train for it, and enjoy the 3.5 hour ‘torture’ that I’m going to put myself through….

Well, at 45 years of age, doing my first triathlon, I think I am damn brave….. wish me luck!



  1. good luck! if anything, just think of that female doctor who took up the challenge for the first time but 5 years older than you are lol

    she should be a source of great inspiration to you

    You can do it !!! All the best !

  2. Is that the SG National Triathlon? If yes, see you there then. I take the Olympic distance too although I will mix my freestyle with my breaststroke. It’s the second year of my triathlon life.

  3. good luck. I am sure you’ll be fine on the bike – us runners know that cycling is a lot easier than running really right 😉

    my advice would be to do a few brick sessions (bike then straight into run) to get used to the horrible feeling in your legs when you start to run after being on a bike for a while. It goes after about 1km, but it feels like you cant move to start with – so get used to it!


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