Searching for Swimming Practice in Open Water

I was going to a swimming clinic twice a week in a pool for about 4 weeks.   The pool sessions are ending next week and graduating to swimming in open water.  But now they are only swimming once a week.  I want to continue to swim twice a week otherwise I will lose the swim endurance that I so painfully...

What is purpose of the Triathlon Transition Area?

What is a transition area? Basically it’s the area where you prepare yourself for the next activity.  If you are racing triathlons, the transition area is used twice. 1.  When you complete your swim and switch to cycling. 2.  When you complete your cycling and switch to running. Before your...

What to Wear for Swim Portion of The Triathlon in June

I had a hard time deciding what to wear for a Triathlon held in Guelph Lake just the past weekend – June 18.  The water was about 15c degrees, but outside was close to 25c.  I saw some people were just wearing swimming suits, but I just couldn’t do it.  So I had a dilemma.  What to wear...

Completed First Triathlon of the Year – Swim Review

I completed my first baby triathlon of the year.  The purpose of this triathlon was to see if I could actually dip my head in murky water and survive a swim without being able to see or touch the bottom.  It proved disastrous!   Well not that extreme, but a few things went wrong. 1.  I could barely...

Triathlon Journey

The focus of my blog is changing as I’m modifying my workout routines towards my new athletic aspirations.  I hope to one day complete a full Ironman and this blog will take you through the arduous journey towards completing it one day.  Hopefully this goal will be achievable within the next...