It’s May, and I start racing at the end of the month. The triathlon racing in South Wales is kicking off, with our own incredibly popular Try-a-Tri yesterday, followed by Blaenavon and Llanelli triathlons in the next couple of weeks. I’m skipping those and starting with the Gloucester Triathlon at the end of the month as it suits my schedule better, the first World Triathlon Championships (Age Group) qualifier is the following week, and I won the Gloucester Tri last year. You can’t say that very often, so it seems like a good place to start.
I haven’t raced a triathlon since July last year as I broke my clavicle at the beginning of August, and it feels like a very long time ago. I’ve lost the feel, and although I’ll be practicing the mechanics of things like transition in the next few weeks it will take a race to trigger my brain. Will it all work?
Time to start buying some new race kit – that should get me in the mood for racing!