I have been going to the gym several times a week for the past few weeks - physiotherapy for my knee and for general health reasons. Daughter has been reading books on ultra running, and the bizarre thought has occured to me that I should aim to do an Olympic length triathlon some time next year, perhaps after my birthday in June. It seems a good idea that my first ever triathlon should be undertaken when I am 50.
So I have acquired a book on triathlon training subtitled "20 weeks to success in 5 hours a week". My version will be "45 weeks to success in 10 hours a week".
So far, I have been mainly swimming at the gym. Rather surprisingly, I am now up to 50 lengths in one go - a marked contrast to a few weeks ago when I was struggling to do 20. But that still leaves running untouched and that will be the main issue I think. I do have some rather snazzy, adidas team GB running shoes that I acquired just after the Olympics. The family has decreed that I must never be seen in these trainers anywhere other than the gym.